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Short Titles as Introduced

Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2015

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/26/2015Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date
06/29/2016Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
06/03/2015Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
02/26/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 02/26/2015
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 06/23/2016

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Senate Veterans' Affairs02/26/2015 Referred to
06/29/2016 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (02/26/2015)

Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2015

Makes permanent the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to transport individuals to and from VA facilities in connection with vocational rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, or care.

Treats Vet Centers (centers for readjustment counseling and related mental health services for veterans) as VA facilities for purposes of providing payment of actual expenses of travel or allowance for travel to or from a VA facility.

Amends the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 to reauthorize through FY2020 a grant program to provide innovative transportation options to veterans in highly rural areas.