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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Access to Community Care for Veterans Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced

Access to Community Care for Veterans Act of 2015

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Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
05/22/2015Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S3288-3289; text as passed Senate: CR S3289)
05/22/2015Introduced in Senate

All Actions (6)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/26/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/26/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/26/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/26/2015-3:02pmHouseReceived in the House.
05/22/2015SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/22/2015SenateIntroduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3288-3289; text as passed Senate: CR S3289)

Cosponsors (6)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 05/22/2015
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 05/22/2015
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 05/22/2015
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]* 05/22/2015
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 05/22/2015
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]* 05/22/2015

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Veterans' Affairs05/26/2015 Referred to
House Budget05/26/2015 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed Senate without amendment (05/22/2015)

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Access to Community Care for Veterans Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 regarding the veterans choice program to allow a veteran to access a non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility, including a community-based outpatient clinic, if the VA facility within 40 miles driving distance of the veteran's home does not offer the needed hospital or medical services.