S.2617: Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about law
  • Introduced Feb. 8, 2008
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 24, 2008

Bill Summary

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December 1, 2008, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled adult children, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children. Requires each such increase to be the same percentage as the increase in...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Akaka with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 110-430.
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 897.
Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
Received in the House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Held at the desk.
Mr. Filner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2617.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 579).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 110-324.
Feb. 8, 2008

Introduced in the Senate by Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii)

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