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H.R.813: Putting Veterans Funding First Act of 2013

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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 22 (14 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Putting Veterans Funding First Act of 2013 - (Sec. 3) Authorizes the provision of advance appropriations for the following discretionary (under current law, medical care) accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): (1) Veterans Health Administration Medical Services, Medical Support and Compliance, Medical Facilities, and Medical and Prosthetic Research; (2) National Cemetery Administration; and (3) Veterans Benefits Administration, Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program.

Authorizes the provision of advance appropriations for the following VA discretionary administration accounts: (1) general operating expenses, (2) information technology systems, (3) the Office of the Inspector General, (4) construction for major and minor projects, and (5) grants for the construction of state extended care facilities and veterans cemeteries.

(Sec. 4) Requires the Comptroller General, for each of FY2015-FY2017, to: (1) review the budget requests for the VA Medical Se...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 17, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 156.
Sept. 17, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-212.
Aug. 1, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Aug. 1, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.