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H.R.1405: To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include a notice of disagreement form in any notice of decision issued for the denial of a benefit sought, to improve the supervision of fiduciaries of veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Dina Titus, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 9 (5 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced March 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 29, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on June 25, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

(Sec. 1) Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include, within a notification to a claimant of the decision to deny a benefit sought, a form that may be used to file a notice of disagreement to such decision.

(Sec. 2) Honors as a veteran any person who is entitled to retired pay for nonregular (reserve) service or who would be so entitled, but for age. Provides that such a person shall not be entitled to any benefit by reason of such recognition.

(Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary to provide veterans' case-tracking information access to employees of a state or local governmental agency assisting veterans with benefit claims. Directs the Secretary to ensure that such access does not: (1) allow the employee to modify the data in the case-tracking system, or (2) include access to medical records. Requires such emp...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 29, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Oct. 28, 2013 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Oct. 28, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6800-6803)
Oct. 28, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1405.
Oct. 28, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6800-6804)
Oct. 28, 2013 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 25, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 95.
June 25, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-130.
May 8, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 8, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 25, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 25, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 16, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 16, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
March 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.