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H.R. 4771: VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act


To amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appellants to appear in cases before the Board of Veterans' Appeals by picture and voice transmission from locations other than facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Joe Cunningham

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Oct 21, 2019
Status

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Mar 26, 2020

This bill was passed by Congress on March 26, 2020 and goes to the President next.

Prognosis
93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Lamborn Votes in Support of 9 Veterans Bills
    — Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5] on Nov 12, 2019

Latta Votes to Ensure Veterans Receive Recognition and Benefits
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] on Nov 12, 2019

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 11/25/2019
    — Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7] on Nov 25, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 4771 will be negligible.

History

Oct 21, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 29, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 12, 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.

Mar 26, 2020
 
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.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4771 is 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.

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