H.R.1259: VA Accountability First Act of 2017

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June 25, 2017 9th

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VA Accountability First Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill revises the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove, demote by a reduction in grade and pay, or suspend a VA employee, including a member in a senior executive position, for reasons of performance or misconduct. A demoted individual shall not be placed on administrative leave during the appeals period and may receive pay only if he or she reports for duty or is...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
March 21, 2017
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
March 16, 2017
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 16, 2017

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 178 (Roll no. 168).

March 16, 2017

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 229 (Roll no. 167).

March 16, 2017
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
March 16, 2017
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 language to the bill further defining protections to whistleblowers who file complaints.
March 16, 2017
Mr. Kihuen moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text: CR H2133)
March 16, 2017
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H2122-2125)
March 16, 2017
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
March 16, 2017
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1259.
March 16, 2017
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
March 16, 2017
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano Part A amendment No. 9, 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.
March 16, 2017
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano Part A amendment No. 9.
March 16, 2017
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster(NH) Part A amendment No. 8.
March 16, 2017
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tenney Part A amendment No. 7.
March 16, 2017
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Taylor Part A amendment No. 6.
March 16, 2017
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster(NH) Part A amendment No. 4.
March 16, 2017
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walz Part A amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Walz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 16, 2017
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walz Part A amendment No. 2.
March 16, 2017
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roe (TN) Part A amendment No. 1.
March 16, 2017
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1259.
March 16, 2017
The Speaker designated the Honorable Harold Rogers to act as Chairman of the Committee.
March 16, 2017
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 198 and Rule XVIII.
March 16, 2017
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 198. (consideration: CR H2114-2135)
March 10, 2017
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 16.
March 10, 2017

Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.

March 10, 2017
Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-34, Part I.
Feb. 28, 2017
Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Feb. 28, 2017
Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Feb. 28, 2017
Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Feb. 28, 2017

Introduced in the House by Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)

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