H.R.2545: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

About This Bill

  • Introduced April 14, 2021
  • Latest Major Action March 14, 2022

Bill Versions

Bill Summary

This bill generally aligns the position of podiatrists with that of physicians for pay and grade purposes within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Additionally, the bill replaces the Director of Podiatric Service position with a Podiatric Medical Director to be responsible for the operation of the podiatric service at the VHA. Such director must be a qualified doctor of podiatric medicine.

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 3 statements associated with H.R.2545.

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 11, 2022
Presented to President.
March 8, 2022
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
March 7, 2022

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.

March 7, 2022

Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

March 7, 2022

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1013)

June 16, 2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
June 15, 2021
Considered under suspension of the rules.
June 15, 2021
Pursuant to section 8 of H. Res. 473, and the motion offered by Mr. McGovern, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 293; H.R. 587; H.R. 610, as amended; H.R. 1144, as amended; H.R. 1703, as amended; H.R. 1921; H.R. 2008; H.R. 2332, as amended; H.R. 2545; and H.R. 3642, as amended. (consideration: CR H2792-2799; text: CR H2797)
June 15, 2021
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, proceedings on H.R. 2545 are considered vacated.
June 15, 2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
June 15, 2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2545.
June 15, 2021
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
June 15, 2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2779-2780; text: CR H2779-2780)
May 4, 2021
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 6.
May 4, 2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 4, 2021
Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
April 28, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 15, 2021
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 14, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 14, 2021
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
April 14, 2021

Introduced in the House by Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)

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