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H.R. 5938 (115th): Veterans Serving Veterans Act of 2018

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To amend the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a vacancy and recruitment database to facilitate the recruitment of certain members of the Armed Forces to satisfy the occupational needs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish and implement a training and certification program for intermediate care technicians in that Department, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jenniffer González-Colón

Sponsor. Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2018
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
May 23, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 24, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Remarks for House Committee on Veterans Affairs Press Event
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] (Sponsor) on Jul 26, 2018

Cramer supports va reform bills in the house
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jul 24, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of July 23, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Jul 23, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5938 will add $1 million in new spending through 2023.

History

May 23, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

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
 
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 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.

H.R. 5938 (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.

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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