Bills in Congress BVA Supports

H.R. 100 “Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act of 2019”
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an independent review of the deaths of covered veterans by suicide during the last five years, and for other purposes.
Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-16-R)

S. 2991 “Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act of 2019”
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an independent review of the deaths of covered veterans by suicide during the last five years, and for other purposes.
Sen. Dan Sullivan (AK-R)

H.R. 4920 “Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an exception to certain small business contracting requirements applicable to the Department of Veterans Affairs procurement of certain goods and services covered under the Ability One program, and for other purposes.
Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41-D)

S. 2753 “Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to update eligibility for the supplemental security income program, and for other purposes.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH-D)

H.R. 4280 “Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to update eligibility for the supplemental security income program, and for other purposes.
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (AZ-3-D)

H.R. 4524 “Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care, and for other purposes.
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-2-D)

S. 221 “Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Under Secretary of Health to report major adverse personnel actions involving certain health care employees to the National Practitioner Data Bank and to applicable State licensing boards, and for other purposes.
Sen. Cory Gardner (CO-R)

S. 318 “VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act”
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish medically necessary transportation for newborn children of certain women veterans.
Sen. Patty Murray (WA-D)

S. 450 “Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2019”
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to expedite the onboarding process for new medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to reduce the duration of the hiring process for such medical providers, and for other purposes.
Sen. Cory Gardner (CO-R)

S. 524 “Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019”
A bill to establish the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, and for other purposes
Sen. Jon Tester (MT-D)

S. 746 “Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act of 2019”
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.
Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (PA-D)

S. 785 “Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019”
A bill to improve mental health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sen. Jon Tester (MT-D)

S. 805 “Veteran Debt Fairness Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the processing of veterans benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to limit the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recover overpayments made by the Department and other amounts owed by veterans to the United States, to improve the due process accorded veterans with respect to such recovery, and for other purposes.
Sen. Jon Tester (MT-D)

S. 850 “Highly Rural Veteran Transportation Program Extension Act”
A bill to extend the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of awarding grants to veterans service organizations for the transportation of highly rural veterans.
Sen. Dan Sullivan (AK-R)

S. 857 “No Title”
A bill to amend title 38 United States Code to increase the amount of special pension for Medal of Honor recipients and for other purposes.
Sen. Tom Cotton (AR-R)

S. 980 “Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of services for homeless veterans, and for other purposes.
Sen. Richard Burr (NC-R)

S. 1101 “BEST for Vets Act of 2019”
A bill to ensure that only licensed health care providers furnish disability examinations under a certain Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program for use of contract physicians for disability examinations, and for other purposes.
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL-R)

S. 1154 “Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish an advisory committee on the implementation by the Department of Veterans Affairs of an electronic health record.
Sen. Jon Tester (MT-D)

S. 1244 “Exercise and Fitness for All Act”
A bill to promote the provision of exercise or fitness equipment, and exercise or fitness classes and instruction, that are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL-D)

S. 1381 “No Title”
A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in the Armed Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam era and for other purposes.
Sen. John Boozman (AR-R)

S. 1648 “Supporting Veteran Caregivers Act of 2019”
A bill to reinstate and compensate family caregivers who were improperly removed from the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs or whose benefits were reduced and to ensure all veteran caregivers receive the support and assistance to which they are eligible in a fair and consistent manner, and for other purposes.
Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (PA-D)

H.R. 1749 “PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program Act”
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to State and local entities to carry out peer-to-peer mental health programs.
Rep. Lee M. Zeldin (NY-1-R)

H.R. 1750 “Supporting Veteran Families in Need Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing.
Rep. Lee M. Zeldin (NY-1-R)

S. 1835 “21st Century Assistive Technology Act”
A bill to reauthorize the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, and for other purposes.
Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (PA-D)

S. 1906 “Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act”
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide and coordinate the provision of suicide prevention services for veterans at risk of suicide and veteran families through the award of grants to such entities, and for other purposes.
Sen. John Boozman (AR-R)

S. 2022 “Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for improvements to the specially adapted housing program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sen. Jerry Moran (KS-R)

H.R. 2500 “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020”
A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9-D)

H.R. 3350 “VA Emergency Transportation Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reimburse veterans for the cost of emergency medical transportation to a Federal facility, and for other purposes.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4-R)

H.R. 3495 “Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act”
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide and coordinate the provision of suicide prevention services for veterans at risk of suicide and veteran families through the award of grants to such entities, and for other purposes.
Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1-R)

H.R. 3504 “Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for improvements to the specially adapted housing program and educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-12-R)

H.R. 3640 “Housing Access for Blind Veterans Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to assist blind veterans who have not lost use of a leg in acquiring specially adapted housing, and for other purposes.
Rep. Elaine G. Luria (VA-2-D)

H.R. 3636 “Caring For Our Women Veterans Act”
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress certain reports relating to the health care and treatment provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, and for other purposes.
Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14-D)

H.R. 3704 “Protecting Choices for Disabled Workers Act”
A bill to amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to clarify the use of subminimum wage with respect to certain contracts.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4-R)

H.R. 4451 “S.O.S. Veterans Caregivers Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36-D)

H.R. 3749 “Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to entities that provide legal services for homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness.
Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20-D)

H.R. 4334 “Dignity in Aging Act of 2019”
A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2020 through 2024, and for other purposes.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1-D)

S. 1881 “VETS Safe Travel Act”
A bill to provide PreCheck to certain severely injured or disabled veterans, and for other purposes.
Sen. Todd Young (IN-R)

H.R. 4515 “Veterans Affairs Protection Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for automatic continuing resolutions for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26-D)

S. 123 “Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act”
A bill to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with a nonfederal organization to conduct a quality management review of hospital care or medical services furnished by each Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provider whose license was terminated by a state licensing board based upon care or services provided in a non-VHA facility.
Sen. Joni Ernst (IA-R)

H.R. 2655 “Purple Heart Freedom to Work Act”
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to establish a disability benefit offset for Purple Heart recipients, and for other purposes.
Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8-R)

H.R. 840 “Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26-D)

H.R. 2620 “Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act”
A bill to advance treatment and cures for blindness and other retinal conditions and to promote competitiveness in the United States through a pilot program to increase funding for translational research, and for other purposes.
Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-2-D)

H.R. 4589 “No Title”
To make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care.
Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21-D)

H.R. 3866 “Hear our Heroes Act of 2019”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service-connection for certain veterans with tinnitus or hearing loss, and for other purposes.
Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-7-D)

H.R. 3356 “VETS Safe Travel Act”
A bill to provide PreCheck to certain severely injured or disabled veterans, and for other purposes.
Rep. Paul A. Gosar (AZ-4-R)

S. 191 “Burn Pits Accountability Act”
A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to include in periodic health assessments, separation history and physical examinations, and other assessments an evaluation of whether a member of the Armed Forces has been exposed to open burn pits or toxic airborne chemicals, and for other purposes.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

H.R. 663 “Burn Pits Accountability Act”
A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to include in periodic health assessments, separation history and physical examinations, and other assessments an evaluation of whether a member of the Armed Forces has been exposed to open burn pits or toxic airborne chemicals, and for other purposes.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02)

H.R. 96 “No Title”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes.
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA-26)

H.R. 39 “No Title”
A bill expressing support for the designation of March 2, 2019, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day”.
Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH-05)

H.R. 1092 “No Title”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01)

H.R. 1163 “The VA Hiring Enhancement Act”
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the non-applicability of non-Department of Veterans Affairs covenants not to compete to the appointment of certain Veterans Health Administration personnel, to permit the Veterans Health Administration to make contingent appointments, and to require certain Veterans Health Administration physicians to complete residency training.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (D-MO)

H.R. 1199 “VA Website Accessibility Act of 2019”
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study regarding the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities.
Rep. Elaine G. Luria (D-VA-02)

H.R. 303 “Retired Pay Restoration Act”
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or combat-related special compensation.
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12)

S. 208 “Retired Pay Restoration Act”
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit certain retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation, and for other purposes.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)

S. 669 “The Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2019”
To protect the rights of passengers with disabilities in air transportation, and for other purposes.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

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