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H.R.4261: Gulf War Health Research Reform Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Mike Coffman, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 8 (5 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2014
Latest Major Action June 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Gulf War Health Research Reform Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 to revise the duties, operations, and makeup of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (Committee).

Directs the Committee, which is to be independent of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), to provide advice regarding proposed research relating to the health consequences of military service in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War to Congress, the Secretary, and the heads of other federal agencies that conduct such research.

Prohibits the Committee from conducting scientific research or reviewing research proposals submitted to the Secretary prior to funding.

Requires the Committee to judge the choice and success of federal Gulf War health-related research efforts with the premise that the funda...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 2, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
May 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4863-4865)
May 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4261.
May 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4863-4866)
May 28, 2014 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
March 25, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 24, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 24, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
March 24, 2014 Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
March 14, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.