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H.R. 6168 (116th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2020, 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 30, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Mar 10, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 20, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 20, 2020.

Pub.L. 116-178

4 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congresswoman Elaine Luria Statement on the Veterans Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act Being Signed Into Law
    — Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2] (Sponsor) on Oct 22, 2020

Bost veterans bill signed into law
    — Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 23, 2020

To the Class of 2020
    — Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7] on May 30, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 6168 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 4579: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020

Introduced on Sep 15, 2020. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

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

Introduced on Jul 10, 2019. 97% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 10, 2020

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Mar 12, 2020
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2020
Text Published

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May 28, 2020
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 24, 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.

Oct 20, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6168 (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. 6168. 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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