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H.R.2540: Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act of 2013

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Sponsor Matt Cartwright, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 41 (32 Democrats, 1 Independent, 8 Republicans)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to appoint a psychiatrist who completes a residency at a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility to a VHA health care position immediately after such residency, without regard to civil service or classification laws, if: (1) the psychiatrist meets the qualifications established in regulations prescribed for the position, and (2) such position has been unfilled for at least 35 days.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
June 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.