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S.1982: Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

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 29 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 3, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 - Amends federal veterans provisions to revise or add provisions concerning medical services and other benefits provided to veterans and/or their dependents through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) relating to the following areas:

  • survivor and dependent matters, including benefits for children of certain veterans born with spina bifida;
  • education matters, including the approval of courses for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force and the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance programs;
  • the expansion and extension of certain health care benefits, including immunizations, chiropractic care, treatment for traumatic brain injury, and wellness promotion;
  • health care administration, including extension of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program, and
  • complementary and alternative medicine;
  • mental heal...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to commit to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment (SA 2767) fell when the bill was committed in Senate. (consideration: CR S1209-1210)
Feb. 27, 2014 Committed to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs pursuant to Section 312 of the Congressional Budget Act.
Feb. 27, 2014 Point of order against the measure was sustained.
Feb. 27, 2014

Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 46. (consideration: CR S1210)

Feb. 27, 2014

Motion to table the motion by Senator Reid to commit the bill (S. 1982) to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 2767 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 52. Record Vote Number: 45. (consideration: CR S1209-1210)

Feb. 27, 2014 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure made in Senate.
Feb. 27, 2014 Point of order against the measure raised in Senate.
Feb. 27, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1194-1210)
Feb. 26, 2014 Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1168; text: CR S1168)
Feb. 26, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to commit to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs with instructions that the committee report back forthwith with an amendment (SA 2767) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1168)
Feb. 26, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S1168)
Feb. 26, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1168)
Feb. 26, 2014 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S1144-1168)
Feb. 25, 2014

Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0. Record Vote Number: 44. (consideration: CR S1027; text: CR S1027)

Feb. 25, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1011-1013, S1020-1039)
Feb. 24, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S978)
Feb. 12, 2014 Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S940; text: CR S940)
Feb. 12, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S936, S940)
Feb. 4, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 301.
Feb. 3, 2014 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.