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H.R.4810: Veteran Access to Care 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 Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 158 (31 Democrats, 1 Independent, 126 Republicans)
Introduced June 9, 2014
Latest Major Action June 11, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

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

Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into contracts with such non-VA facilities as may be necessary to furnish hospital care and medical services to veterans who:

  • have waited longer than the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) (as of June 1, 2014) for an appointment for hospital care or medical services in a VA facility;
  • have been notified by a VA facility that an appointment for hospital care or medical services is not available within such wait-time goals; or
  • reside more than 40 miles from the VA medical facility, including a community-based outpatient clinic, that is closest to their residence.

Allows eligible veterans who opt for hospital care or medical services in a non-VA facility to receive such c...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 11, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
June 10, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 426 - 0 (Roll no. 287). (text: CR H5196-5197)

June 10, 2014 VACATING PROCEEDINGS ON ROLL CALL 275 - Mr. Rodney Davis (IL) asked unanimous consent that the proceedings on roll call vote number 275, the motion to suspend the rules on H.R. 4810, be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
June 10, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 0 - 0 (Roll no. 275).

June 10, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5203, H5211-5212)
June 10, 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.
June 10, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4810.
June 10, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5196-5200)
June 10, 2014 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
June 9, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.