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H.R. 1133 (115th): Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1133 would amend the Choice program to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide for any care and/or services a live donor may require to carry out a transplant procedure at a medical facility in the community for an eligible veteran notwithstanding that the live donor may not be eligible for VA care.

Under current law, veterans in need of a solid organ transplant are disqualified from using the VA Choice Program if the available live donor is not a Veteran. Additionally, veterans may be restricted to specific VA treatment facilities that are often far away. H.R. 1133 would allow the VA to provide organ transplants to Veterans from a live donor regardless of whether or not that donor is a veteran through the ...

Sponsor and status

John Carter

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 31st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

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This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2372: VA MISSION Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 6, 2018. (compare text)

79 Cosponsors (68 Republicans, 11 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Carter Testifies on the Importance of Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017
    — Rep. John Carter [R-TX31] (Sponsor) on Oct 24, 2017

U.S. House Moves Ahead on Numerous Veterans-Related Bills
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 9, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - November 9, 2017
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Nov 13, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1133 will add $140 million in new spending through 2022.


Feb 16, 2017

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Oct 24, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 2, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Nov 7, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 7, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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H.R. 1133 (115th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1133. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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