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H.R. 5864: VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5864 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish qualification standards and performance metrics for VHA human resources (HR) positions and provide a one-time report to Congress containing such standards and metrics. It would also require a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the implementation and quality of such standards and metrics.

Currently, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) utilizes two personnel systems (titles 5 and 38 in the United States Code, or U.S.C.) to hire employees. The personnel system found in title 5 U.S ...

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Mike Bost

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018
Length: 3 pages

May 17, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 25, 2018

This bill passed in the House on July 25, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 17, 2018

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Jun 27, 2018
Considered by Health

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Jul 12, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jul 20, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jul 24, 2018
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.

Jul 25, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5864 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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