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S. 123: Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act

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A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract or other agreement with a third party to review appointees in the Veterans Health Administration who had a license terminated for cause by a State licensing board for care or services rendered at a non-Veterans Health Administration facility and to provide individuals treated by such an appointee with notice if it is determined that an episode of care or services to which they received was below the standard of care, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jan 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on Jun 30, 2020

This bill passed in the Senate on June 30, 2020 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis
83% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Boozman Presses for Passage of Legislation to Improve Benefits and Services for Women Veterans
    — Sen. John Boozman [R-AR] (Co-sponsor) on May 22, 2019

Senator Markey and Rep. Sherman Introduce Legislation to Deny Turkey’s Erdogan a Nuclear Weapon
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] on Dec 11, 2019

Senator Markey and Rep. Sherman Introduce Legislation to Deny Turkeys Erdogan a Nuclear Weapon
    — Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30] on Dec 11, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 123 will be negligible.

History

Jan 15, 2019
 
Introduced

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

May 22, 2019
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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

Jan 29, 2020
 
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.

Jun 30, 2020
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. 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:
 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 123 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 123. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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