A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the processing of veterans benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to limit the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recover overpayments made by the Department and other amounts owed by veterans to the United States, to improve the due process accorded veterans with respect to such recovery, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Montana. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Length: 28 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on August 5, 2020, 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).
10 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Considers Brown’s Veterans Debt Fairness Act”
— Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] (Co-sponsor) on May 22, 2019
What stakeholders are saying
Mar 14, 2019
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.
Aug 5, 2020
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.
S. 805 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 805. 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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