H.R.2189: To improve the processing of disability claims by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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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 Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 9 (2 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced May 23, 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 September 27, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Title I: Improvement of Claims Processing - (Sec. 101) Establishes within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) a commission or task force to study: (1) the backlog of veterans' disability claims, including the current process used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) to evaluate claims and appeals and the applicable laws and regulations; and (2) the anticipated increase of such appeals. Requires the commission or task force to submit to the Secretary, the Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals, and the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Veterans Claims information with respect to remedies and solutions identified under the studies. Directs the commission or task force to report to the President on study findings, conclusions, and recommendations, as well as on progress in implementing ...

(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 the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 1 (Roll no. 561). (text: CR H6782-6790)

Oct. 28, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6806)
Oct. 28, 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.
Oct. 28, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2189.
Oct. 28, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6782-6794)
Oct. 28, 2013 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Sept. 27, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 171.
Sept. 27, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-236.
Aug. 1, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Aug. 1, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 17, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
July 17, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 28, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
June 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
May 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.