July 30, 2020

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Passes 12 Bipartisan Bills Promoting Inclusivity at VA, Update to VA’s Exclusionary Motto

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Jenni Geurink (202-819-4684)

Miguel R. Salazar 

WASHINGTON, D.C— Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a Full Committee Markup passing all 12 bills on the agenda including legislation to promote equity and inclusivity at VA, update VA’s exclusionary motto, extend home loans to National Guard and Reservists, and support veterans who have become unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


A full list of bills passed can be found below: 


  1. H.R. 5639 – Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act (Rep. Brindisi) 
  2. A.N.S. to H.R. 4908 Offered by Rep. Brownley – Native American PACT Act (Rep. Gallego) 
  3. A.N.S. to H.R. 2791 Offered by Rep. Brownley – Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019 (Rep. Haaland) 
  4. H.R. 3010 – Honoring All Veterans Act (Rep. Rice) 
  5. A.N.S. to H.R. 6589 Offered by Rep. Bergman – CFO Authority and Collaboration Act of 2020 (Rep. Lee) 
  6. H.R.4526– Brian Tally VA Employment Transparency Act (Rep. Levin) 
  7. A.N.S to H.R. 7111 Offered by Rep. Roe – Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020 (Rep. Roe) 
  8. A.N.S to H.R. 3228 Offered by Dr. Dunn– VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act (Rep. Carter) 
  9. A.N.S. to H.R. 7445 Offered by Rep. Cunningham – To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for home loans from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces (Rep. Bost) 
  10. H.R. 7795 – Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act of 2020 (Rep. Barr) 
  11. Amendment to the A.N.S. offered by Rep. Bost to the A.N.S. to H.R. 5245 Offered by Rep. Pappas– Stopping Harm and Implementing Enhanced Lead-time for Debts (SHIELD) for Veterans Act (Rep. Pappas) 
  12. H.R. 5487 – Veterans Cemetery Grants Improvement Act (Rep. Sablan)