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H.R. 2288: Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

It takes six years on average for veterans to resolve an appeal for a disability claim with the VA. A new law aims to cut that. The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, signed into law last week, aims to cut that backlog. Context Any time a veteran files a claim for disability that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ... Continue reading »

Overview

Introduced:

May 2, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 23, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 23, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-55

Sponsor:

Mike Bost

Representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017
Length: 24 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1024: Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

Ordered Reported on Jun 28, 2017. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 712: Department of Veterans Affairs Appeals Modernization Act of 2017

Introduced on Mar 23, 2017. 88% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 152: VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2017

Introduced on Jan 17, 2017. 32% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 611: VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2017

Introduced on Jan 23, 2017. 32% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 933: Express Appeals Act of 2017

Introduced on Apr 25, 2017. 67% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 457: VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2017

Introduced on Jan 11, 2017. 35% incorporated. (compare text)

History

May 2, 2017
 
Introduced

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

May 17, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 19, 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.

May 23, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Aug 1, 2017
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 11, 2017
 
House Agreed to Changes

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.

Aug 23, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2288 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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