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S.851: Caregivers Expansion and Improvement 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 Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Caregivers Expansion and Improvement Act of 2013 - Extends to all veterans with a serious service-connected injury the eligibility to participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program of comprehensive assistance to family caregivers of such veterans. (Under current law, such eligibility is limited to those veterans who incurred such an injury on or after September 11, 2001.)

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 17, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 186.
Sept. 17, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Sanders without amendment. With written report No. 113-107. Minority views filed.
July 24, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
May 9, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
April 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3042)