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H.R. 512: WINGMAN Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Ted Yoho

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Jan 12, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 13, 2017

This bill passed in the House on February 13, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 12, 2017
 
Introduced

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

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.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 512 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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