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S. 1024: Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

It takes six years on average for veterans to resolve an appeal for a disability claim with the VA. A new law aims to cut that. The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, signed into law last week, aims to cut that backlog. Context Any time a veteran files a claim for disability that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ... Continue reading »

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Overview

Introduced:

May 3, 2017

Status:

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was enacted as:

H.R. 2288: Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 23, 2017. (compare text)
Sponsor:

John “Johnny” Isakson

Senior Senator from Georgia

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017
Length: 118 pages

Prognosis:

8% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 3, 2017
 
Introduced

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

May 17, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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

Jun 28, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 10, 2017
 
Reported by Senate 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.

S. 1024 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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