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H.R. 5620 (114th): VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jeff Miller

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016
Length: 89 pages
Introduced
Jul 5, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 14, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

34 Cosponsors (34 Republicans)

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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 (Sep 12, 2016)

What legislators are saying

Jones votes for va accountability
    — Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 16, 2016

Thank You for Your Service and Sacrifice
    — Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3, 2011-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 10, 2016

Acting Ranking Member Takano Introduces SERVICE Act to Keep America’s Promise to Veterans
    — Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41] on Sep 19, 2016

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History

Jul 5, 2016
 
Introduced

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Sep 14, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5620 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5620. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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