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S. 89: Ensuring Survivor Benefits during COVID-19 Act of 2021

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A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the principal or contributory causes of death, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Kyrsten Sinema

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Arizona. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2021
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on Jul 21, 2021

This bill passed in the Senate on July 21, 2021 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Jul 23, 2021 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

Cosponsors

17 Cosponsors (12 Democrats, 4 Republicans, 1 Independent)

Prognosis
97% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grothman on the Effectiveness of One Vaccine Dose Strategy
    — Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6] on Mar 5, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 89 will add $20 million in new spending through 2031.

History

Jan 28, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Apr 28, 2021
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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

May 26, 2021
 
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.

Jul 21, 2021
 
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.

Jul 23, 2021
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jul 23, 2021
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 89 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. 89. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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