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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 »

Overview

Introduced:

May 11, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 23, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 23, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-41

Sponsor:

Marco Rubio

Junior Senator from Florida

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017
Length: 21 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 493: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability First Act of 2017

Introduced on Mar 2, 2017. 70% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1259: VA Accountability First Act of 2017

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 16, 2017. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

History

May 11, 2017
 
Introduced

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

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

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 12, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

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

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.

Jun 23, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1094 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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