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Short Titles as Enacted

Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (7)

Date
05/22/2015Became Public Law No: 114-19. (TXT | PDF)
05/22/2015Signed by President.
05/22/2015Presented to President.
05/22/2015Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S3289-3290)
05/21/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.(text: CR H3547)
05/21/2015Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged.(consideration: CR H3546)
05/21/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (13)

Date Chamber
05/22/2015Became Public Law No: 114-19. (TXT | PDF)
05/22/2015Signed by President.
05/22/2015HousePresented to President.
05/22/2015SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/22/2015SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S3289-3290)
05/21/2015SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
05/21/2015-1:27pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/21/2015-1:25pmHouseOn passage Passed without objection. (text: CR H3547)
05/21/2015-1:25pmHouseConsidered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H3546-3547)
05/21/2015HouseCommittee on Veterans' Affairs discharged. (consideration: CR H3546)
05/21/2015-1:25pmHouseMr. Coffman asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider. (consideration: CR H3546)
05/21/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
05/21/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (0)

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs05/21/2015 Referred to
05/21/2015 Discharged from
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health06/30/2015 Referred to

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Public Law No: 114-19 (05/22/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act

(Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out the replacement of the existing VA Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, in FY2015 in an amount not to exceed $900 million.

(Sec. 3) The 40-mile distance requirement for a veteran to use a non-VA medical facility under the veterans choice program of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 shall be construed to allow a veteran to access a non-VA medical facility if:

  • the veteran resides more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest VA facility; or
  • the veteran faces an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to such VA medical facility not only because of geographical challenges (as under current law) but also because of environmental factors, such as roads that are not accessible to the general public, traffic, or hazardous weather, because of a medical condition that impacts the ability to travel, or because of other factors as the Secretary determines.