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H.R. 2547: Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

The FAST Act created an alternative process for physicians and doctors of osteopathy at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to become Certified Medical Examiners to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and then issue the medical certificates required to operate a commercial motor vehicle. H.R. 2547 would expand this pool of eligible medical professionals to include advanced practical nurses, chiropractors, physician assistants, and other qualified medical professionals.

Sponsor and status

Rob Woodall

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

May 18, 2017

Status:

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 1393: Jobs for Our Heroes Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 8, 2018. (compare text)
Prognosis:

42% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 18, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 24, 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.

Jun 23, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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.

Jun 26, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 2547 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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