S. 3055: Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2016

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Introduced:

Jun 14, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 29, 2016

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

Law:

Pub.L. 114-218

Sponsor:

Richard Burr

Senior Senator from North Carolina

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide a dental insurance plan to veterans and survivors and dependents of veterans.

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History

Jun 14, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 13, 2016
 
Passed Senate

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

Jul 14, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 29, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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