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H.R. 1133: Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017

About the bill

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 ...

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
Introduced:

Feb 16, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 7, 2017

This bill passed in the House on November 7, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

35% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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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 3, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Nov 7, 2017
 
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.

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

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1133 is 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.

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