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H.R.1171: FOR VETS Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Dan Benishek, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 7 (4 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 9, 2013
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Bill Progress

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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service Act of 2013 or the FOR VETS Act of 2013 - Authorizes the transfer of federal surplus property to a state agency for distribution through donation within the state for purposes of education or public health for organizations whose membership comprises substantially veterans and whose representatives are recognized by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the Secretary.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 9, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-26.
Aug. 9, 2013 Signed by President.
Aug. 6, 2013 Presented to President.
Aug. 2, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Aug. 1, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6257)
July 31, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 155.
July 31, 2013 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper without amendment. Without written report.
July 31, 2013 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
July 9, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 8, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 8, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 387 - 1 (Roll no. 307). (text: CR H4184-4185)

July 8, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4187-4188)
July 8, 2013 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.
July 8, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1171.
July 8, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4184-4185)
July 8, 2013 Mr. DeSantis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
June 25, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 91.
June 25, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-126.
May 22, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
May 22, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.