H.R.1443: Tinnitus Research and Treatment 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 Michael H. Michaud, D-Maine
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Tinnitus Research and Treatment Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) recognize tinnitus as a condition for research and treatment by Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Auditory Centers of Excellence; (2) recognize the need to enhance the research and treatment of tinnitus and to ensure the allocation of appropriate resources for such research and treatment conducted by such Centers, commensurate with peer-review protocols; and (3) ensure VA cooperation with the Hearing Center of Excellence established by the Department of Defense (DOD) to further research on tinnitus.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 22, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 175.
Oct. 22, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-247.
Aug. 1, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Aug. 1, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 23, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
July 23, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 9, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.