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H.R.570: American Heroes COLA Act

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 Jon Runyan, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 39 (23 Democrats, 16 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

American Heroes COLA Act - Requires that, whenever there is an increase in benefit amounts payable under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) shall increase by the same percentage the amounts payable as veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled adult children, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children, but only if such percentage increase is calculated using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.

Increases the rate of VA special monthly pay for severely injured veterans. Provides a temporary rate for such pay during the period beginning December 1, 2014, and ending September 30, 2018.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
May 21, 2013 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
May 21, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 21, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2815)
May 21, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 570.
May 21, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2815-2817)
May 21, 2013 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 17, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 37.
May 17, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-62.
May 8, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
May 8, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 25, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
April 25, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 16, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.