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H.R.733: Access to Veterans Benefits Improvement 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 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action April 16, 2013
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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

Access to Veterans Benefits Improvement Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide veterans' case-tracking information access to employees of a Member of Congress or of a state or local governmental agency assisting veterans with benefit claims. Directs the Secretary to ensure that such access does not: (1) allow the employee to modify the data in the case-tracking system, and (2) include access to medical records. Requires such employees to complete a certification course on privacy issues before receiving such access.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.