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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Veterans' Epilepsy Treatment Act of 2008

Short Titles as Reported to House

Veterans' Epilepsy Treatment Act of 2008

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of epilepsy centers of excellence in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of Epilepsy Centers of Excellence in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Actions Overview (3)

06/24/2008Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5944-5945)
06/19/2008Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 110-722.
06/21/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (17)

Date Chamber
06/25/2008SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 837.
06/24/2008-3:52pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
06/24/2008-3:52pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/24/2008-3:52pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5944-5945)
06/24/2008-3:13pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2818.
06/24/2008-3:13pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5944-5949)
06/24/2008-3:13pmHouseMr. Filner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/19/2008HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 457.
06/19/2008HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 110-722.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
06/11/2008HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
06/11/2008HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
06/05/2008HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
06/05/2008HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
04/15/2008HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
06/29/2007HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
06/21/2007HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
06/21/2007HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (135)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51]* 06/21/2007
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 06/21/2007
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1]* 06/21/2007
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3]* 06/21/2007
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19]* 06/21/2007
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 06/21/2007
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 06/25/2007
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 06/28/2007
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 06/28/2007
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 06/28/2007
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 07/10/2007
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-3] 07/10/2007
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 07/10/2007
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 07/10/2007
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 07/10/2007
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 07/10/2007
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 07/11/2007
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 07/11/2007
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 07/12/2007
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 07/16/2007
Rep. Davis, David [R-TN-1] 07/16/2007
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 07/16/2007
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 07/19/2007
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 07/19/2007
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 07/19/2007
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] 07/19/2007
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 07/23/2007
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 07/23/2007
Rep. Arcuri, Michael A. [D-NY-24] 07/24/2007
Rep. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT-5] 07/24/2007
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 07/24/2007
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1] 07/24/2007
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 07/24/2007
Rep. Hodes, Paul W. [D-NH-2] 07/24/2007
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 07/24/2007
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] 07/24/2007
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 07/24/2007
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 07/24/2007
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 07/24/2007
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 07/24/2007
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 07/24/2007
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 07/24/2007
Rep. Sutton, Betty [D-OH-13] 07/24/2007
Rep. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN-2] 07/24/2007
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 07/25/2007
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 07/25/2007
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 07/25/2007
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 07/25/2007
Rep. Kagen, Steve [D-WI-8] 07/25/2007
Rep. Mahoney, Tim [D-FL-16] 07/25/2007
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 07/25/2007
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 07/25/2007
Rep. Wilson, Charles A. [D-OH-6] 07/25/2007
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 07/25/2007
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [R-TX-4] 07/25/2007
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5] 07/25/2007
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 07/25/2007
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 07/25/2007
Rep. Boyda, Nancy E. [D-KS-2] 07/25/2007
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/25/2007
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 07/25/2007
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 07/25/2007
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 07/25/2007
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6] 07/27/2007
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 07/27/2007
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 07/27/2007
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 07/27/2007
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4] 07/27/2007
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 07/27/2007
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 07/27/2007
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7] 07/27/2007
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 07/27/2007
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 08/01/2007
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 08/01/2007
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 08/01/2007
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2] 08/01/2007
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 08/01/2007
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 08/01/2007
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 08/01/2007
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-8] 08/01/2007
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 08/01/2007
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 08/01/2007
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 08/02/2007
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 08/02/2007
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 08/02/2007
Rep. Altmire, Jason [D-PA-4] 09/04/2007
Rep. Jindal, Bobby [R-LA-1] 09/04/2007
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10] 09/07/2007
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11] 09/07/2007
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 09/07/2007
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 09/19/2007
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 09/19/2007
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 09/26/2007
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1] 09/26/2007
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 10/23/2007
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 11/01/2007
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 12/04/2007
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 12/13/2007
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23] 12/13/2007
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-11] 12/13/2007
Rep. Hall, John J. [D-NY-19] 12/13/2007
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-11] 12/13/2007
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-9] 12/13/2007
Rep. Boren, Dan [D-OK-2] 12/13/2007
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 12/13/2007
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-22] 12/13/2007
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 12/13/2007
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 12/13/2007
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 12/19/2007
Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle [D-AZ-8] 12/19/2007
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 12/19/2007
Rep. Mitchell, Harry E. [D-AZ-5] 12/19/2007
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 12/19/2007
Rep. Murphy, Patrick J. [D-PA-8] 12/19/2007
Rep. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY-20] 12/19/2007
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 01/15/2008
Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18] 02/07/2008
Rep. Porter, Jon C. [R-NV-3] 02/27/2008
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 02/27/2008
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 03/06/2008
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 03/06/2008
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/11/2008
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 03/11/2008
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 03/31/2008
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/31/2008
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 03/31/2008
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 04/03/2008
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 04/03/2008
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 04/03/2008
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 04/14/2008
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 05/01/2008
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 05/14/2008
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 05/14/2008
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 06/18/2008
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 06/24/2008

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs06/21/2007 Referred to
06/11/2008 Markup by
06/19/2008 Reported by H. Rept. 110-722
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health06/29/2007 Referred to
04/15/2008 Hearings by
06/05/2008 Markup by
06/05/2008 Reported by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (06/24/2008)

Veterans' Epilepsy Treatment Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate an epilepsy center of excellence at each of the five centers currently designated for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research, education, and clinical activities on complex multi-trauma associated with combat injuries.

Requires each center to: (1) employ expert clinical and research staff, including board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons; and (2) among other things, research the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term effects of epilepsy, and develop a national system of coordinated care for veterans with epilepsy.

Directs the Secretary to designate a national coordinator for epilepsy programs.

Authorizes appropriations.