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115th Congress Legislation

Introduced

H.R. 369: Eliminating the Sunset Date of the Choice Act

The Eliminating the Sunset Date of the Choice Act, would eliminate the statutory sunset date for the Choice Program and instead allow the program to continue until the original funding has been expended.Click here for more information. Read the bill here.

 

H.R. 1181: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act would prohibit VA from considering any beneficiary who is assisted by a fiduciary as “mentally defective” without a magistrate or judicial authority ruling that the beneficiary is a danger to themselves or others. Click here for more information. Read the bill here

 

Passed House

H.R. 512: WINGMAN Act

The WINGMAN Act allows designated permanent, full time Congressional staffers to look up the status of a veteran's claim on VA’s database—but only if the veteran has given the staffer permission. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.

 

H.R. 244: HIRE Vets Act

The HIRE Vets Act, as amended, would require the Department of Labor to establish a HIRE Vets Medallion Program to recognize companies for their efforts to employ veterans. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.

 

H.R. 974: Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment (BRAVE) Act

The BRAVE Act is designed to boost veteran employment by allowing VA to give preference when awarding procurement contracts to government contractors who employ veterans on a fulltime basis. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.

 

H.R. 27: The Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act

The Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act would require all reprimands and admonishments given to VA employees to remain in their file for as long as they are employed by the department. Click here for more information. Read the bill here

 

H.R. 28: The Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act

The Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt the FDA’s unique device identification system (UDI) for labeling of all biological implants and to implement an automated inventory system to ensure veterans do not receive expired or otherwise contaminated tissue. Click here for more information. Read the bill here