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Key Bills in Congress
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 1856 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for suspension and removal of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct that is a threat to public health or safety and to improve accountability of employees of the Department, and for other purposes. 26 (1 I, 25 D) -
S. 1542 - Manufacturing Skills Act of 2015 1 (1 D) -
S. 1531 - Patient Freedom Act of 2015 8 (8 R) -
S. 1517 - VOW to Hire Heroes Extension Act of 2015 5 (5 D) -
S. 1437 - A bill to amend title 32, United States Code, to authorize and provide flexibility for the use of the National Guard for support of civilian firefighting activities. 5 (4 R, 1 D) -
S. 1303 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 1303 - 5/12/2015--Introduced.Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act of 2015 Prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or a state approving agency from approving a program of education offered by an educational institution for purposes of an educational assistance program for veterans or members of the Selected Reserve or the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces unless any such institution that administers a priority enrollment system allows an eligible veteran, member, or dependent to enroll in 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 1126 - A bill to modify and extend the National Guard State Partnership Program. 21 (10 R, 11 D) -
S. 1118 - A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 1118 - A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 1085 - A bill to expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life, and for other purposes. 17 (1 R, 2 I, 14 D) -
S. 1070 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance, and for other purposes. 1 (1 D) -
S. 957 - A bill to increase access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs to help create jobs. 8 (1 R, 1 I, 6 D) -
S. 895 - Servicemember and Veteran Protection Act of 2015 1 (1 D) -
S. 865 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma, and for other purposes. 17 (1 R, 1 I, 15 D) -
S. 841 - A bill to expand eligibility for health care under the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include certain veterans seeking mental health care, and for other purposes. 8 (8 R) -
S. 833 - A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes. 1 (1 D) -
S. 832 - A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the provision of behavioral health readiness services to certain members of the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces based on need, to expand eligibility to such members for readjustment counseling from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 1 (1 D) -
S. 810 - SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015 1 (1 R) -
S. 743 - Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act of 2015 24 (12 R, 12 D) -
S. 717 - A bill to designate certain non-Department mental health care providers who treat members of the Armed Forces and veterans as providers who have particular knowledge relating to the provision of mental health care to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 715 - A bill to improve the provision of mental health care to members of the Armed Forces and veterans from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 714 - A bill to require the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly conduct a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of expanding the use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs of physician assistants specializing in psychiatric medicine, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 695 - A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries, and for other purposes. 1 (1 R) -
S. 684 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of services for homeless veterans, and for other purposes. 3 (1 R, 1 I, 1 D) -
S. 666 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. * -
S. 604 - A bill to reauthorize and improve a grant program to assist institutions of higher education in establishing, maintaining, improving, and operating Veteran Student Centers. 3 (3 D) -
S. 603 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care, and for other purposes. 3 (1 I, 2 D) -
S. 602 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to consider certain time spent by members of reserve components of the Armed Forces while receiving medical care from the Secretary of Defense as active duty for purposes of eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance, and for other purposes. 3 (2 R, 1 D) -
S. 594 - A bill to establish a tiered hiring preference for members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces. 4 (2 R, 2 D) -
S. 586 - National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act 30 (10 R, 1 I, 19 D) -
S. 575 - A bill to continue operation of the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child Rescue Corps, a Cyber Crimes Center, a Child Exploitation Investigations Unit, a Computer Forensics Unit, and a Cyber Crimes Unit to support the mission of the Homeland Security Investigations directorate of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to combat the exploitation of children. 3 (2 R, 1 D) -
S. 567 - A bill to protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 524 - A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use. 41 (14 R, 2 I, 25 D) -
S. 398 - A bill to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services, and for other purposes. 13 (4 R, 2 I, 7 D) -
S. 374 - A bill to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to extend the requirement of the Secretary to furnish hospital care and medical services through non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities to veterans residing in certain locations. 1 (1 D) -
S. 297 - A bill to revive and expand the Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 5 (2 R, 3 D) -
S. 296 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 244 - A bill to require an independent comprehensive review of the process by which the Department of Veterans Affairs assesses cognitive impairments that result from traumatic brain injury for purposes of awarding disability compensation, and for other purposes. 1 (1 D) -
S. 218 - Veterans to Paramedics Transition Act of 2015 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 208 - Secure the Border First Act of 2015 5 (5 R) -
S. 207 - A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran, and for other purposes. 22 (14 R, 1 I, 7 D) -
S. 177 - Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 2 (2 D) -
S. 167 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 48 (18 R, 2 I, 28 D) -
S. 159 - A bill to improve the operation of the Department of Homeland Security's Unmanned Aircraft System Program. 2 (2 R) -
H.R. 3286 - HIRE Vets Act 13 (4 R, 9 D) -
H.R. 3183 - To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand and make permanent the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes. 20 (19 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 2860 - 6/23/2015--Introduced.Amends the District of Columbia Code to add the Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Act. Directs the Mayor of the District of Columbia, in coordination with the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, to establish a program that allows the Mayor to provide educational assistance for a first undergraduate, masters, vocational, or technical degree or certification to a member of the Di 1 (1 D) -
H.R. 2718 - Servicemember Student Loan Affordability Act 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 2536 - Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act 24 (4 R, 20 D) -
H.R. 2519 - Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2015 17 (9 R, 8 D) -
H.R. 2457 - Hire A Hero Act of 2015 7 (1 R, 6 D) -
H.R. 2294 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to make memorial headstones and markers available for purchase on behalf of members of reserve components who performed inactive duty training or active duty for training but did not serve on active duty. 1 (1 D) -
H.R. 2291 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care, and for other purposes. 6 (1 R, 5 D) -
H.R. 2286 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a priority for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in processing certain claims for compensation. 1 (1 R) -
H.R. 2282 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education, and for other purposes. 7 (1 R, 6 D) -
H.R. 2275 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration and to improve employment services for veterans by consolidating various programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 3 (3 R) -
H.R. 2265 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans, and for other purposes. 4 (1 R, 3 D) -
H.R. 2264 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a space-available transportation priority for veterans of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total. 48 (24 R, 24 D) -
H.R. 2257 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the reproductive treatment provided to certain disabled veterans. 24 (8 R, 16 D) -
H.R. 2195 - To amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to eliminate exceptions to the limitations imposed on the authority of the Secretary of the Army to take certain actions in connection with the transfer of AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard. 1 (1 R) -
H.R. 2008 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program. 12 (3 R, 9 D) -
H.R. 1735 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 1628 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in each Veterans Integrated Service Network a pain management board. 8 (2 R, 6 D) -
H.R. 1614 - To modify and extend the National Guard State Partnership Program. 20 (13 R, 7 D) -
H.R. 1607 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma, and for other purposes. 28 (2 R, 26 D) -
H.R. 1604 - To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the eligibility of veterans to receive mental health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. 24 (20 R, 4 D) -
H.R. 1603 - To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the private treatment of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault. 61 (45 R, 16 D) -
H.R. 1598 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to amend the definition of the term "spouse" to recognize new State definitions of such term for the purpose of the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. 44 (5 R, 39 D) -
H.R. 1594 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan for military surviving spouses to offset the receipt of veterans dependency and indemnity compensation. 174 (84 R, 90 D) -
H.R. 1590 - To establish a prize program to award a prize and contract for the development of a fully-integrated electronic health records program for use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. 2 (2 R) -
H.R. 1581 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income the discharge of certain student loans of deceased or disabled veterans. 24 (9 R, 15 D) -
H.R. 1575 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the Armed Forces. 4 (4 D) -
H.R. 1569 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran, and for other purposes. 1 (1 R) -
H.R. 1560 - PROTECTING CYBER NETWORKS ACT 7 (3 R, 4 D) -
H.R. 1543 - To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes. 8 (1 R, 7 D) -
H.R. 1532 - To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirements regarding the eligibility of certain veterans to receive medical care and services from non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes. 6 (5 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 1465 - Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers Act of 2015 8 (5 R, 3 D) -
H.R. 1384 - Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act 111 (48 R, 63 D) -
H.R. 1331 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 18 (9 R, 9 D) -
H.R. 1319 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 16 (6 R, 10 D) -
H.R. 1313 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences. 1 (1 D) -
H.R. 1302 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a deadline for the certification of certain forms by regional offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 21 (16 R, 5 D) -
H.R. 1292 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a compensable service-connected disability and to their dependents. 22 (9 R, 13 D) -
H.R. 1247 - To revive and expand the Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 48 (12 R, 36 D) -
H.R. 1227 - To authorize a pilot program in the Department of Defense to enhance efforts to provide job placement assistance and related employment services directly to members of the National Guard and Reserves and veterans of the Armed Forces. 4 (2 R, 2 D) -
H.R. 1200 - American Health Security Act of 2015 * -
H.R. 1192 - National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act 200 (87 R, 113 D) -
H.R. 1141 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to consider certain time spent by members of reserve components of the Armed Forces while receiving medical care from the Secretary of Defense as active duty for purposes of eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance, and for other purposes. 14 (4 R, 10 D) -
H.R. 1134 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the submission of information by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Congress. * -
H.R. 1133 - To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan. 17 (6 R, 11 D) -
H.R. 1129 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection. 4 (4 D) -
H.R. 1128 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the information security of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 2 (2 D) -
H.R. 1127 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands. * -
H.R. 1096 - To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to clarify the distance requirements regarding the eligibility of certain veterans to receive medical care and services from non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. 25 (20 R, 5 D) -
H.R. 1089 - To help fulfill the Federal mandate to provide higher educational opportunities for Native American Indians. 41 (10 R, 31 D) -
H.R. 1055 - To improve access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations. 5 (5 D) -
H.R. 800 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine claims for disability compensation. 20 (7 R, 13 D) -
H.R. 763 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes. 4 (4 R) -
H.R. 748 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide additional educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to certain eligible individuals. 17 (6 R, 11 D) -
H.R. 742 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contraception they need in order to promote the health and readiness of all members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. 75 (75 D) -
H.R. 677 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans. 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 675 - To increase, effective as of December 1, 2015, 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. 6 (3 R, 3 D) -
H.R. 667 - To authorize Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs. 20 (7 R, 13 D) -
H.R. 658 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on the performance of the regional offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 12 (1 R, 11 D) -
H.R. 643 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract with a non-government entity to conduct a survey of individuals who have used or are using their entitlement to educational assistance under the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 1 (1 R) -
H.R. 642 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 20 (12 R, 8 D) -
H.R. 607 - To amend the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, and for other purposes. 6 (1 R, 5 D) -
H.R. 532 - Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2015 62 (1 R, 61 D) -
H.R. 502 - To establish a pilot program to improve the management and accountability within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide oversight of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes. 2 (2 D) -
H.R. 501 - To prohibit discrimination on the basis of military service, and for other purposes. 22 (5 R, 17 D) -
H.R. 498 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense to jointly ensure that the Vet Centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs have access to the Defense Personnel Record Image Retrieval system and the Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Identity Repository system. 1 (1 R) -
H.R. 474 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs. 5 (2 R, 3 D) -
H.R. 456 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to include the cost of applying to an institution of higher learning as part of the benefits provided under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program. 103 (34 R, 69 D) -
H.R. 421 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the mental health treatment provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans who served in classified missions. 6 (2 R, 4 D) -
H.R. 421 - Classified Veterans Access to Care Act 6 (2 R, 4 D) -
H.R. 388 - To provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability, and for other purposes. 20 (3 R, 17 D) -
H.R. 366 - To reauthorize the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, to provide assistance to small businesses owned by veterans, to improve enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services, and for other purposes. 32 (1 R, 31 D) -
H.R. 356 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and publish an action plan for improving the vocational rehabilitation services and assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 10 (2 R, 8 D) -
H.R. 344 - To provide for the establishment of a pilot program to encourage the employment of veterans in manufacturing positions. 55 (55 D) -
H.R. 333 - Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act 68 (17 R, 51 D) -
H.R. 240 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 1 (1 R) -
H.R. 234 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act 3 (2 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 216 - Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Planning Reform Act of 2015 3 (3 D) -
H.R. 203 - Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act or the Clay Hunt SAV Act 31 (8 R, 23 D) -
H.R. 190 - Making Servicemember Foreclosure Protections Permanent Act * -
H.R. 164 - Ensuring the Full Faith and Credit of the United State0s and Protecting America's Soldiers and Seniors Act 1 (1 R) -
H.R. 76 - Helping to Encourage Real Opportunity for Veterans Transitioning from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2015 or the HERO Transition from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2015 5 (5 D) -
H.R. 60 - Cyber Defense National Guard Act 1 (1 D) -
H.R. 53 - Cyber Security Education and Federal Workforce Enhancement Act 1 (1 D) -
H.R. 43 - Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015 1 (1 D) -

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