S.1556: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.

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 Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced Sept. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

Repeals federal provisions that prohibit collective bargaining and related grievance procedures provided under a collective bargaining agreement for certain employees of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from covering any matter or question concerning or arising out of: (1) professional conduct or competence; (2) peer review; or (3) the establishment, determination, or adjustment of employee compensation.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 19, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
Sept. 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.