A bill to expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Washington. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2017
Length: 31 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on March 9, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
35 Cosponsors (32 Democrats, 2 Independents, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“VIDEO: As Senate Prepares to Vote on Sweeping Legislation to Improve Veteran Access to Care, Senator Murray Highlights a Provision of the Bill That She Wrote, Which Would Finally Expand VAs Caregiver Support Program”
— Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA] (Sponsor) on May 22, 2018
Apr 10, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2243 (113th).
Apr 23, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1085 (114th).
Mar 9, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 17, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
S. 591 (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. 591. 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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