H.R.4771: VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced Oct. 21, 2019
  • Latest Major Action April 10, 2020

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Bill Summary

VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act This bill authorizes appellants in cases before the Board of Veterans' Appeals to appear at a hearing by picture and voice transmission (e.g., Skype) from locations other than Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. The bill requires the VA to report specified statistics and information related to hearings held by picture and voice transmission.

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 10 statements associated with H.R.4771.

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has produced a cost estimate for H.R.4771.

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 3, 2020
Presented to President.
March 26, 2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
March 26, 2020

Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

March 26, 2020

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.

March 26, 2020

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2158)

Nov. 13, 2019
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Nov. 12, 2019
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Nov. 12, 2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Nov. 12, 2019
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Nov. 12, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4771.
Nov. 12, 2019
Considered under suspension of the rules.
Nov. 12, 2019
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Nov. 12, 2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (text: CR H8753-8754)
Nov. 12, 2019
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8753-8755)
Nov. 8, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Oct. 29, 2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Oct. 29, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 21, 2019
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Oct. 21, 2019

Introduced in the House by Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.)

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