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S. 544 (115th): A bill to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes.


Sponsor and status

Jon Tester

Sponsor. Senator for Montana. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 6, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 7, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 19, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 19, 2017.

Law
Pub.L. 115-26
Cosponsors

21 Cosponsors (12 Democrats, 8 Republicans, 1 Independent)

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Isakson Continues to Fight for Veterans
    — Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA, 2005-2019] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 2, 2018

Kansas Common Sense - Responding to Devastating Fires Across Kansas
    — Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 13, 2017

CRAMER: Veterans Deserve Better From Choice Program
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Apr 5, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 544 will add $200 million in new spending.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 369: To eliminate the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes.

Ordered Reported on Mar 29, 2017. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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Apr 3, 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.

Apr 5, 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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 19, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 544 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 544. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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