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H.R. 1200 (116th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2019, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Elaine Luria

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Feb 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 26, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 26, 2019.

Pub.L. 116-58

14 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 6 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congresswoman Luria, Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, Reflects on Duty to Honor Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day
    — Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2] (Sponsor) on May 25, 2020

House Passes Amata-Cosponsored Veterans Bills
    — Rep. Aumua Amata Radewagen [R-AS] (Co-sponsor) on May 21, 2019

Hartzler Supports Veterans Measures, in Advance of Memorial Day
    — Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4] on May 24, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 1200 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2072: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019

Introduced on Jul 10, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Feb 13, 2019

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May 8, 2019
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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

May 16, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 21, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 12, 2019
Passed Senate

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 26, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1200 (116th) 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 H.R. 1200. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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