To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include in the Veterans Choice Program all veterans enrolled in the patient enrollment system of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on December 14, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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).
What legislators are saying
“Tipton Provision to Improve Veteran Access to Local Healthcare Signed Into Law”
— Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3, 2011-2020] (Sponsor) on Jun 6, 2018
“Tipton Introduces Legislation to Enhance Veteran Care and Reduce Wait Times”
— Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3, 2011-2020] (Sponsor) on Dec 15, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
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Mar 11, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1674 (116th).
H.R. 4642 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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