About the bill
H.R. 512 would enable congressional staff, which would include staff sometimes referred to as “caseworkers”, to have “read only” access to veterans’ records in the databases of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), if the veteran provides permission to the Congressional office to allow their records to be accessed. This would enable staff, who are already certified to access these records, to bypass the step of having to use the VA as a intermediator to receive them. The bill would also prohibit the VA from using any funds to provide new training to Congressional employees, limits the number of employees in each Congressional office who may have access to such databases, and clarifies that no additional funds are authorized to be appropriated by this legislation.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 13, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“House Passes WINGMAN Act to Expedite Veterans Claims Process”
— Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 13, 2017
“Gabbard-Backed Bill to Expedite Veterans Claims Process Passes House”
— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 13, 2017
Jan 12, 2017
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Feb 13, 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.
Jan 16, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 628.
H.R. 512 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 512. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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