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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May 11, 2017


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.


Marco Rubio

Junior Senator from Florida



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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017
Length: 21 pages


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May 11, 2017

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May 24, 2017
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Jun 6, 2017
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Jun 8, 2017
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Jun 13, 2017
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