Bills in Congress BVA Supports

S. 191 Burn Pits Accountability Act

Official Title: 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.

Endorsed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

H.R. 663

Official Short Title: Burn Pits Accountability Act

Official Title: 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

Official Short Title: 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. Res. 39

Official Short Title: Expressing support for the designation of March 2, 2019, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day”.

Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH-05)

H.R. 1092

Official Short Title: 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

Sponsor: Rep. Vicky Hartzler (D-MO)

H.R. 1199

Official Short Title: 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 Luria (D-VA-02)

H.R. 303

Official Short Title: Retired Pay Restoration Act

Official Title: 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

 116th Congress – First Session

Official Short Title: Retired Pay Restoration Act

Official Title: 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)

 

In the Senate:

The Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2019

Sponsor: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)