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H.R. 5985 (114th): Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2016

About the bill

Sponsor and status

Jeff Miller

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

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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016
Length: 8 pages
Sep 9, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 29, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 29, 2016.

Pub.L. 114-228

Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Vital Legislation to Extend Veterans’ Programs, Address Veterans’ Homelessness, and Protect Student Veterans
    — Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41] on Sep 14, 2016

Higgins Announces Extension of Childcare Program at Buffalo VA
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] on Sep 30, 2016

Young Applauds Enactment of Legislation Extending Highly Rural Veterans Transportation Program
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] on Sep 30, 2016

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 3596: Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015

Introduced on Sep 24, 2015. 40% incorporated. (compare text)


Sep 9, 2016

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 13, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 19, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Sep 29, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5985 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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

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