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H.R.671: Ruth Moore Act of 2013

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 Chellie Pingree, D-Maine
Total Cosponsors 39 (37 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action June 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 17, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Ruth Moore Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report to Congress in each of 2014 through 2018 on claims submitted for disabilities based on a covered mental health condition alleged to have been incurred or aggravated by military sexual trauma during active duty. Includes as a covered mental health condition post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, or any other mental health diagnosis that the Secretary determines to be related to military sexual trauma.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary should update and improve VA regulations with respect to military sexual trauma by: (1) ensuring that it is specified as an in-service stressor in determining the service-connection of PTSD, and (2) recognizing the full range of physical and mental disabilities that can result fr...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 6, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
June 4, 2013 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
June 4, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 4, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3029-3030)
June 4, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 671.
June 4, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3029-3032)
June 4, 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. 38.
May 17, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-63.
May 8, 2013 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 8, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 25, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 25, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 16, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.