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H.R.2072: Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2014

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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 Dan Benishek, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 6 (1 Democrat, 5 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2013
Latest Major Action June 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Requires the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), upon determining that the VA Secretary has not appropriately responded to an IG report that recommends actions to be taken by the Secretary to address a VA public health or safety issue, to notify the Secretary and the congressional veterans committees of such failure.

Requires the Secretary: (1) within 15 days after such notification, to submit to the IG a list of the names of each responsible VA manager and the matter for which the manager is responsible; (2) within 7 days after such submission, to notify each such manager of the covered issue; (3) to direct such manager to resolve the issue; (4) to provide the manager with appropriate counseling and a mitigation plan for resolving the issue; and (5) to ensure that a manager's performance review includes an evaluation of actions taken with respect to such issue.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 10, 2014 Received in the Senate.
June 9, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5130-5131)
June 9, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2072.
June 9, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5130-5134)
June 9, 2014 Mr. Benishek moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Oct. 16, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 173.
Oct. 16, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-245.
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 by Voice Vote .
July 23, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.