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H.R. 3262 (115th): Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3262 establishes a pilot program for educational assistance for former members of the Armed Forces pursuing a physician assistant degree to work within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Specifically the bill would: 1) direct the VA to carry out a pilot program to provide education assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as VA physician assistants (PAs); 2) stipulate that an individual is eligible to participate in the pilot if he/she has medical/military health experience from serving in the Armed Forces, does not have GI Bill eligibility, and, does not have a degree of doctor of medicine/osteopathy/dentistry; 3) require the VA to assist pilot participants with the costs of a master’s degree in PA studies or a similar master’s degree, ensure that …

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Ann Kuster

Sponsor. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017
Length: 16 pages
Jul 17, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 28, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Authorizes Funding for Veterans Choice Program
    — Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1] on Jul 28, 2017

Westerman: I am Committed to Improving Care for Veterans
    — Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4] on Jul 24, 2017

Wenstrup Bills on Veterans’ Care, Education Reported out of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
    — Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2] on Jul 19, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3262 will add $120 million in new spending through 2027.


Jul 17, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017
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Jul 28, 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.

Jul 28, 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.

H.R. 3262 (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. 3262. 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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