Laws of 2016 that impact Veterans

H.R.2835 : Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015. A bill to actively recruit members of the Armed
Forces who are separating from military service to serve as Customs and Border Protection Officers.
Sponsor: Rep McSally, Martha [AZ-2] (introduced 6/18/2015) Related Bills: S.1603
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 10/16/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-68
HR 2835
H.R.203 : Clay Hunt SAV Act. A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the
conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of
Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the
Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] (introduced 1/7/2015)
Committees: House Veterans' Affairs
Latest Major Action: 02/12/15 Became Public Law No: 114-2
HR 203
H.R.2496 : Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act. A bill to extend the
authorization for the replacement of the existing Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver,
Colorado, to make certain improvements in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014,
and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] (introduced 5/21/2015)
Committees: House Veterans' Affairs
Latest Major Action: 05/22/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-19
HR 2496
S.2082 : Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015. A bill to amend title 38,
United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans
Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] (introduced 9/25/2015) Related Bills: H.R.3596, S.2048
Latest Major Action: 09/30/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-58.
S 2082
S.136 : Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015. A bill to amend chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to
provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of
such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 1/8/2015)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 10/07/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-62.
S 136
H.R.4246 - National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act of 2015. (Sec. 2) This bill amends the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act of 2008 to exempt for an additional four-year period qualifying Armed Forces reserve component and National Guard members (who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for at least 90 days, and remain eligible for an exemption during the 540-day period following such active duty or homeland defense activity service) from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7 (Liquidation) of the Bankruptcy Code.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 12/15/2015)
Committees: House - Judiciary
Latest Action: 12/18/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-107.

HR 4246
H.R.3236 : Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. A bill to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, to provide resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] (introduced 7/28/2015) Related Bills: H.Res388
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means; House Energy and
Commerce; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Natural Resources; House Veterans' Affairs;
House Education and the Workforce; House Budget; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 07/31/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-41.
HR 3236
H.R.91 : Veteran's ID Card Act. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of
Veterans Affairs to issue, upon request, veteran identification cards to certain veterans.
Sponsor: Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-16] (introduced 1/6/2015)
Committees: House Veterans' Affairs; Senate Veterans' Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/22/2015 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with an amendment by
Unanimous Consent.
Latest Major Action: 07/20/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-31.
HR 91
H.R.2499 : Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015. A bill to amend the Small Business Act to increase
access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs, to help create jobs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 5/21/2015)
Committees: House Small Business 
Latest Major Action: 07/28/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-38. 
HR 2499
H.R.313 : Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015. A bill to amend title 5, United States Code,
to provide leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at
30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability, and for other
purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] (introduced 1/13/2015)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform Related Bills: S.242
Latest Major Action: 11/05/2015 Signed by President 
HR 313
H.R.4437 - To extend the deadline for the submittal of the final report required by the Commission on Care
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)
(Sec. 1) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to extend the deadline for the Commission on Care's final report to June 30, 2016. (The Commission is charged with examining veterans' access to Department of Veterans Affairs health care and to examine how best to organize the Veterans Health Administration, locate health resources, and deliver health care to veterans during the next 20 years.)
Sponsor: Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] (Introduced 02/02/2016)
Committees: House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs
Latest Action: 02/29/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-131.

HR 4437
S.2393 : Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015. A bill to extend
temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages,
mortgage foreclosure, and eviction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 12/10/2015) Related Bills: H.R.4252
Latest Major Action: 12/11/2015 Held at the desk.
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