H.R.5620: VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016

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VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove or demote a VA employee based on performance or misconduct and provides that specified federal employee performance appraisal provisions shall not apply to such removals or demotions. The VA may remove such individual from the civil service or demote the individual through a reduction in grade or annual pay rate....

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Date Description
Sept. 15, 2016
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Sept. 14, 2016
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 14, 2016

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 310 - 116 (Roll no. 519).

Sept. 14, 2016

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 239 (Roll no. 518).

Sept. 14, 2016
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5485)
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Titus motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a new section at the end of the bill pertaining to the Definiiton of Spouse for Purposes of Veteran Benefits to Reflect New State Definitions of Spouse pending a reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
Sept. 14, 2016
Ms. Titus moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (consideration: CR H5484-5485; text: CR H5484)
Sept. 14, 2016
The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Sept. 14, 2016
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5484, H5485)
Sept. 14, 2016
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5620.
Sept. 14, 2016
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Sept. 14, 2016
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5479-5486)
Sept. 14, 2016
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5620 as unfinished business.
Sept. 14, 2016
On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Sept. 14, 2016
Mr. Miller (FL) moved that the Committee now rise.
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Miller (FL) amendment No. 22.
Sept. 14, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 21, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 21.
Sept. 14, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment No. 20, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Sept. 14, 2016
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 20.
Sept. 14, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment No. 19, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 19.
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Rourke amendment No. 18.
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Rourke amendment No. 17.
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Rourke amendment No. 16.
Sept. 14, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment No. 15, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 15.
Sept. 14, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment No. 14.
Sept. 14, 2016
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5463-5470)
Sept. 13, 2016
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5620 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.
Sept. 13, 2016
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 859. (consideration: CR H5390-5417; text of measure as reported in House: CR H5398-5404)
Sept. 13, 2016
Rule H. Res. 859 passed House.
Sept. 13, 2016
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5620 as unfinished business.
Sept. 13, 2016
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Sept. 13, 2016
Mr. Miller (FL) moved that the committee rise.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 13.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 12.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 11.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 10.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schweikert amendment No. 8.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 7.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 6.
Sept. 13, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kuster amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Kuster demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster amendment No. 5.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment No. 4.
Sept. 13, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 3.
Sept. 13, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walz amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walz amendment No. 2.
Sept. 13, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Miller (FL) amendment No. 1.
Sept. 13, 2016
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5620.
Sept. 13, 2016
The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Sept. 13, 2016
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 859 and Rule XVIII.
Sept. 12, 2016
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 859 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5620 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.
July 14, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
July 5, 2016
Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
July 5, 2016
Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
July 5, 2016

Introduced in the House by Jeff Miller (R-Fla.)

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