S. 1094: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

A string of scandals hit the Department of Veterans Affairs in the past few years, including dozens of veterans dying while waiting for care within the required 14 days at VA hospitals, forcing President Obama’s VA Secretary to resign. A new bill that recently passed the Senate aims to crack down on such neglect. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the ... Continue reading »

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Overview

Introduced:

May 11, 2017

Status:

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Jun 13, 2017

This bill was passed by Congress on June 13, 2017 and goes to the President next.

Sponsor:

Marco Rubio

Junior Senator from Florida

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017
Length: 21 pages

Prognosis:

93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 11, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 24, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 6, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 8, 2017
 
On House Schedule

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

Jun 13, 2017
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

 
Signed by the President

S. 1094 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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