H.R.3230: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

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Week Ending Rank
Sept. 7, 2014 8th
Aug. 31, 2014 6th
Aug. 24, 2014 5th
Aug. 17, 2014 5th
Aug. 10, 2014 4th
Aug. 3, 2014 1st

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since the Conference Report was filed in the House on July 28, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 - Title I: Improvement of Access to Care from Non-Department of Veterans Affairs Providers - (Sec. 101) Requires hospital care and medical services to be furnished to veterans through agreements with specified non-Department of Veterans...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 7, 2014

Became Public Law No: 113-146.

Aug. 7, 2014

Signed by President.

Aug. 1, 2014
Presented to President.
Aug. 1, 2014
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 31, 2014
Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 91 - 3. Record Vote Number: 254. (consideration: CR S5208)
July 31, 2014

Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline within the conference report with respect to the measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 8. Record Vote Number: 253.

July 31, 2014
Point of order that an emergency designation within the conference report violates the CBA raised in Senate.
July 31, 2014
Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S5206)
July 30, 2014
Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement and message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
July 30, 2014
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 111, enrollment corrections on H.R. 3230 have been made.
July 30, 2014
Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 30, 2014
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 5 (Roll no. 467).
July 30, 2014
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.
July 30, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the conference report to accompany H.R. 3230.
July 30, 2014
Mr. Miller (FL) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to a conference. (consideration: CR H7078-7085, H7086-7087)
July 29, 2014
Conferees agreed to file conference report.
July 28, 2014
Conference report H. Rept. 113-564 filed. (text of conference report: CR H6953-6974)
July 25, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rahall motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rahall demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to instruct until a time to be announced.
July 25, 2014
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6851)
July 25, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Rahall motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to (1) recede from disagreement with section 203 of the Senate amendment (relating to the use of unobligated amounts to hire additional healthcare providers for the Veterans Health Administration; and (2) recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment in all other instances.
July 25, 2014
Mr. Rahall moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6847-6851; text: CR H6847)
July 25, 2014
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 25, 2014
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 213 - 193 (Roll no. 453). (consideration: CR H6834)
July 25, 2014
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6834, H6847-6851)
July 24, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brownley motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Brownley demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to instruct until a time to be announced.
July 24, 2014
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6796)
July 24, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Brownley motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to (1) recede from disagreement with title V of the Senate amendment (relating to health care related to sexual trauma); and (2) recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment in all other instances.
July 24, 2014
Ms. Brownley (CA) moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6792-6796)
July 24, 2014
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 24, 2014
On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 205 - 207 (Roll no. 450). (considered: CR H6791-6792)
July 23, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters (CA) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to instruct conferees and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Peters (CA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
July 23, 2014
The previous question was ordered without objection. (considered: CR H6737)
July 23, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Peters (CA) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to (1) recede from disagreement with section 702 of the Senate amendment (relating to the approval of courses of education provided by public institutions of higher learning for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program and the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program conditional on in-State tuition rate for veterans); and (2) recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment in all other instances.
July 23, 2014
Mr. Peters (CA) moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6735-6737)
July 22, 2014
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 22, 2014
On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 - 207 (Roll no. 436). (consideration: CR H6633-6634)
July 17, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Barber motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to instruct conferees and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Barber demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
July 17, 2014
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6383)
July 17, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Barber motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to (1) recede from disagreement with section 701 of the Senate amendment (relating to the expansion of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship); and (2) recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment in all other instances.
July 17, 2014
Mr. Barber moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6380-6383; text: CR H6380)
July 17, 2014
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 17, 2014
On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 - 213 (Roll no. 430). (consideration: CR H6363-6364)
July 16, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gallego motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to instruct conferees and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gallego demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
July 16, 2014
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6338)
July 16, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Gallego motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede from disagreement with section 601 of the Senate amendment (relating to authorization of major medical facility leases).
July 16, 2014
Mr. Gallego moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6333-6338; text: CR H6334)
July 16, 2014
NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER MOTION TO INSTRUCT - Mr. Barber notified the House of his intent to offer a motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230.
July 15, 2014
NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER MOTION TO INSTRUCT - Mr. Gallego notified the House of his intent to offer a motion to instruct the House conferees on H.R. 3230.
June 24, 2014
Conference held.
June 19, 2014
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 18, 2014
Senate disagreed to House amendment to Senate amendment, agreed to request for conference, and appointed conferees. Sanders; Rockefeller; Murray; Brown; Tester; Begich; Blumenthal; Hirono; Burr; Isakson; Johanns; McCain; Coburn; Rubio. (consideration: CR S3805)
June 18, 2014
The Speaker appointed conferees for consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Miller (FL), Lamborn, Roe (TN), Flores, Benishek, Coffman, Wenstrup, Walorski, Michaud, Brown (FL), Takano, Brownley (CA), Kirkpatrick, and Walz. (consideration: CR H5429)
June 18, 2014
On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 - 220 (Roll no. 316). (consideration: CR H5429)
June 18, 2014
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5429)
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Sinema motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede from the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the text and concur in the Senate amendment.
June 18, 2014
Ms. Sinema moved that the House instruct conferees.
June 18, 2014
On motion that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment to the text and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
June 18, 2014
Mr. Miller (FL) moved that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment to the text and request a conference. (consideration: CR H5425)
June 18, 2014
On motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the title of H.R. 3230 and concur in the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 3230 with the amendment printed in House Report 113-475. Agreed to by voice vote. (text as House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment: CR H5423-5424)
June 18, 2014
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5425)
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 628, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Miller (FL) motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title of H.R. 3230 and concur in the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 3230 with the amendment printed in House Report 113-475.
June 18, 2014
Mr. Miller (FL) moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title of H.R. 3230 and concur in the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 3230 with the amendment printed in House Report 113-475. (consideration: CR H5413-5429)
June 11, 2014
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 11, 2014
See also S. 2450.
June 11, 2014

Passed Senate in lieu of S. 2450 with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay. 93 - 3. Record Vote Number: 187. (text: CR S3565-3575)

June 11, 2014

Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 75 - 19. Record Vote Number: 186.

June 11, 2014
Point of order against the measure raised in Senate.
June 11, 2014
Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 2450.
June 11, 2014
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3564-3593)
Oct. 5, 2013
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 206.
Oct. 4, 2013
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Oct. 3, 2013
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Oct. 3, 2013

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 265 - 160 (Roll no. 516). (text: CR H6193)

Oct. 3, 2013

On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 194 (Roll no. 515).

Oct. 3, 2013
Mr. Young (FL) moved to table the motion to appeal of the ruling of the chair (consideration: CR H6199)
Oct. 3, 2013
Mr. Enyart moved to appeal of the ruling of the chair. (consideration: CR H6199)
Oct. 3, 2013
Mr. Young (FL) raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Young stated that the amendment was not germane to the underlying bill. Sustained by the Chair.
Oct. 3, 2013
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Enyart motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, pending reservation of a point of order. The amendment would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59.
Oct. 3, 2013
Mr. Enyart moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations. (consideration: CR H6198-6199; text: CR H6198)
Oct. 3, 2013
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6198)
Oct. 3, 2013
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on H.R. 3230.
Oct. 3, 2013
The resolution provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 70, H.J. Res. 71, H.J. Res. 72, H.J. Res. 73, and H.R. 3230. The resolution provides for 30 minutes of debate on each measure and provides for one motion to recommit each measure. The resolution also provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of October 6, 2013, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
Oct. 3, 2013
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 370. (consideration: CR H6193-6200)
Oct. 2, 2013
Rule H. Res. 370 passed House.
Oct. 2, 2013
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 370 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 70, H.J. Res. 71, H.J. Res. 72, H.J. Res. 73, and H.R. 3230. The resolution provides for 30 minutes of debate on each measure and provides for one motion to recommit each measure. The resolution also provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of October 6, 2013, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
Oct. 2, 2013
Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.
Oct. 2, 2013

Introduced in the House by Harold Rogers (R-Ky.)

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