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S.131: Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements 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 Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 24, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Includes fertility counseling and treatment within authorized Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical services.

(Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) to furnish such counseling and treatment, including the use of assisted reproductive technology, to a spouse or surrogate of a severely wounded, ill, or injured veteran who has an infertility condition incurred or aggravated in the line of duty and who is enrolled in the VA health care system, as long as the spouse and veteran apply jointly for such counseling and treatment.

(Sec. 4) Authorizes the Secretary to pay to any such veteran an amount to assist in the adoption of one or more children. Provides cost limits.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations on the furnishing of such counseling, treatment, and adoption assistance.

(Sec. 6) Requires the Secretary and the Secretary of Defense (...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 17, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 185.
Sept. 17, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Sanders with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-106. Minority views filed.
July 24, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 9, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
Jan. 24, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.