H.R.2481: Veterans Economic Opportunity 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 Bill Flores, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced June 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 September 11, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Veterans Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 - (Sec. 4) Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) a Veterans Economic Opportunity Administration (VEOA), headed by an Under Secretary for Veterans Economic Opportunity, to administer VA programs of economic opportunity assistance to veterans and their dependents and survivors. Requires VEOA to administer: (1) vocational rehabilitation and employment programs, (2) educational assistance programs, (3) veterans' housing loan and related programs, and (4) veterans' small business programs. Limits the aggregate number of full-time equivalent employees authorized for the Veterans Benefit Administration and VEOA for FY2014-FY2015.

(Sec. 6) Extends through FY2018 VA homeless veterans reintegration programs (job training, counseling, and placement services to expedite the ...

(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 H6794-6797)
Oct. 28, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2481.
Oct. 28, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6794-6800)
Oct. 28, 2013 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Sept. 11, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 152.
Sept. 11, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-207.
Aug. 1, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Aug. 1, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 18, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
July 18, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 26, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
June 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
June 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.