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S.893: Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment 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 17 (9 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 21, 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.)

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase, as of December 1, 2013, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.

Requires each such increase to be the same percentage as the increase in benefits provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, on the same effective date.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 21, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-52.
Nov. 21, 2013 Signed by President.
Nov. 14, 2013 Presented to President.
Nov. 12, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6971)
Nov. 12, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 893.
Nov. 12, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6971-6972)
Nov. 12, 2013 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Oct. 29, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Oct. 29, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Oct. 29, 2013 Received in the House.
Oct. 28, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7581; text as passed Senate: CR S7581)
Sept. 4, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 165.
Sept. 4, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Sanders under authority of the order of the Senate of 08/01/2013 without amendment. With written report No. 113-87.
July 24, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
June 12, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111.
May 8, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3259)