About the bill
See instead H.R. 512 which would enable congressional staff, which would include staff sometimes referred to as “caseworkers”, to have “read only” access to veterans’ records in the databases of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), if the veteran provides permission to the Congressional office to allow their records to be accessed. This would enable staff, who are already certified to access these records, to bypass the step of having to use the VA as a intermediator to receive them. The bill would also prohibit the VA from using any ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Jan 30, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on January 30, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
- See Instead:
H.R. 512 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Feb 13, 2017
Jun 21, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3081 (114th).
Jan 30, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 13, 2017
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 512 (115th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 242 (115th).
S. 242 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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