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S.1581: Survivors of Military Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse 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||Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.|
|Total Cosponsors||1 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||Oct. 28, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Nov. 19, 2013|
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Survivors of Military Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide counseling and care and services for sexual trauma to active-duty members of the Armed Forces. (Under current law, such services are provided only to veterans.) Prohibits such a member from being required to obtain a referral before receiving such services.
Directs the Secretary to develop and implement a screening mechanism to be used when a veteran seeks VA health care services to detect if such veteran has been a victim of domestic abuse in order to improve such treatment and assess the prevalence of such abuse in the veteran population.
Requires the Secretary to report to the congressional veterans committees on treatment and services available from the VA for male veterans who experience military sexual trauma compared to such treatment and services available to female veterans who experience such trauma.
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(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Nov. 19, 2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.|
|Oct. 30, 2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.|
|Oct. 28, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|