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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1759

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress quarterly reports on the timeliness in which the Department of Veterans Affairs receives certain information from other departments or agencies of the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 25, 2013

Mr. Ruiz (for himself, Mr. Cárdenas, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Barber, Mrs. Negrete McLeod, Mr. Takano, and Mr. Cook) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress quarterly reports on the timeliness in which the Department of Veterans Affairs receives certain information from other departments or agencies of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Quarterly reports to Congress.

(a) In general.—Chapter 77 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 7735. Quarterly reports to Congress

“(a) Reports.—Not later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal quarter, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on covered requests.

“(b) Matters included.—Each report under subsection (a) shall include—

“(1) the number of covered requests made during the fiscal quarter covered by the report; and

“(2) the average response time for such covered requests made during each month of such fiscal quarter, as determined based on the period beginning on the date on which the Secretary made the request and ending on the date on which the Secretary determines that the request is completed.

“(c) Covered request defined.—In this section, the term ‘covered request’ means a request by the Secretary to the head of another department or agency of the United States for information required by the Secretary in adjudicating a claim for disability compensation under chapter 11 of this title.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding after the item relating to section 7734 the following new item:


“7735. Quarterly reports to Congress.”.