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VET OPP Act

HR 2045Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Brad Wenstrup on 2019-4-3

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Veterans' Care Quality Transparency Act

HR 2372Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Lauren Underwood on 2019-4-25

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019

HR 1200Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Elaine Luria on 2019-2-13

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

FIGHT Veteran Suicides Act

HR 2340Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Max Rose on 2019-4-18

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act

HR 2333Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Anthony Brindisi on 2019-4-18

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William Bill Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2019

HR 2326Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Mike Levin on 2019-4-15

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act

HR 1812Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by David Roe on 2019-3-18

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Whole Veteran Act

HR 2359Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Conor Lamb on 2019-4-25

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

HR 2745Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Debbie Wasserman Schultz on 2019-5-15

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-5-15

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

HR 299Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Mark Takano on 2019-1-8

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-15

Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2019

S 257Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Jon Tester on 2019-1-29

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-3-28

KREMLIN Act

HR 1617Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Raja Krishnamoorthi on 2019-3-7

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-3-14

Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act

HR 1381Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Raul Ruiz on 2019-2-26

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-3-7

Vet HP Act

HR 1271Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Marcy Kaptur on 2019-2-14

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-3-7

Veterans' Access to Child Care Act

HR 840Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Julia Brownley on 2019-1-29

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-2-11

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VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017

This bill establishes the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission, which shall make recommendations to the President regarding the closure, modernization, and/or realignment of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities based upon its own and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recommendations. The President shall transmit to the commission and to Congress a report containing the President's approval or disapproval of such recommendations by February 15, 2023. Within three years after transmittal of such report, the commission shall begin to implement the recommendations approved by the President and not disapproved by Congress.

The commission shall: (1) carry out appropriate environmental restoration and historic preservation in connection with facility closures or realignments, and (2) consult with state and local governments with respect to the treatment of roads or the disposal of surplus real property or infrastructure.

The VA may transfer the title of a VHA facility to the facility's redevelopment authority for lease to the VA or another federal agency.

The bill establishes in the Treasury the Department of Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Account.

The bill revises the definitions of: (1) "major medical facility project," and (2) "major medical facility lease."

The VA may enter into agreements with other federal agencies for the planning, designing, constructing, or leasing of shared medical facilities.

The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 is amended to exclude recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives from the limitation on awards and bonuses.

The bill provides funds for: (1) the Veterans Choice Program, and (2) medical facility minor construction and nonrecurring maintenance.

National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act

S 3561Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Jeanne Shaheen on 2018-10-9

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act

S 3561Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Jeanne Shaheen on 2018-10-9

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

OPIOID Act of 2018

S 3047Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Claire McCaskill on 2018-6-11

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-11-13

Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

HR 4323Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Neal Dunn on 2017-11-9

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-9-12

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Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to: (1) encourage veterans to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and computer science, and (2) submit a plan to Congress for enhancing veterans outreach.

The plan shall: (1) report on NSF's outreach activities, (2) identify the best method for leveraging existing authorities and programs to support veterans in STEM careers and studies, and (3) include options for tracking veterans participation in NSF research and education programs.

The National Science Board shall provide in its annual report on the state of science and engineering in the United States data on veterans in science and engineering careers or education programs.

The bill provides for veterans participation and outreach in: (1) the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program to recruit and train mathematics and science teachers, (2) NSF fellowships and masters fellowships for mathematics and science teachers, (3) computer and network security capacity building grants, and (4) traineeship grants leading to a doctorate degree in computer and network security research.

The Office of Science and Technology Policy shall establish an interagency working group to coordinate federal programs and policies for transitioning and training veterans and military spouses for STEM careers.

The interagency working group shall: (1) coordinate federal STEM outreach programs for veterans and military spouses; and (2) develop a strategic plan to prioritize objectives, specify progress metrics, and identify STEM career barriers.

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