H.R.1402: VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Mike Coffman, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on December 10, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013 - (Sec. 4) Extends through FY2015 the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for: (1) payment by the VA Secretary of a monthly assistance allowance to disabled veterans (veterans) and members of the Armed Forces (members) training or competing for the U.S. Paralympic Team, and (2) a program for establishing and carrying out related programs and events.

(Sec. 5) Allows any entity with significant experience in managing large-scale adaptive sports programs (under current law, only the United States Olympic Committee) to receive VA grants for planning, developing, managing, and implementing programs to provide adaptive sports opportunities for veterans and members. Extends funding assistance to include any such opportunities occurring during FY20...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-59.
Dec. 20, 2013 Signed by President.
Dec. 19, 2013 Presented to President.
Dec. 19, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Dec. 18, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8964)
Dec. 11, 2013 Received in the Senate, read twice.
Dec. 10, 2013 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 10, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 353 - 0 (Roll no. 631). (text: CR H7615-7616)

Dec. 10, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7618-7619)
Dec. 10, 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.
Dec. 10, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1402.
Dec. 10, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7614-7617)
Dec. 10, 2013 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. (consideration: CR H7615)
April 25, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
April 25, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 10, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 2, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
March 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.