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Date
03/16/2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 178 (Roll no. 168).
03/10/2017 Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
03/10/2017 Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-34, Part I.
02/28/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (45)

Date Chamber
03/21/2017 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
03/16/2017-5:59pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/16/2017-5:59pm House On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 178 (Roll no. 168).
03/16/2017-5:53pm House On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 229 (Roll no. 167).
03/16/2017-5:46pm House The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
03/16/2017-5:39pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language to the bill further defining protections to whistleblowers who file complaints.
03/16/2017-5:39pm House Mr. Kihuen moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text: CR H2133)
03/16/2017-5:37pm House The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H2122-2125)
03/16/2017-5:36pm House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/16/2017-5:35pm House The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1259.
03/16/2017-5:35pm House H.Amdt.87 On agreeing to the Takano amendment (A007) Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 232 (Roll no. 166).
03/16/2017-5:30pm House H.Amdt.82 On agreeing to the Walz amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 223 (Roll no. 165).
03/16/2017-5:05pm House UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
03/16/2017-5:04pm House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano Part A amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
03/16/2017-4:55pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano Part A amendment No. 9.
03/16/2017-4:55pm House H.Amdt.87 Amendment (A007) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Takano. (consideration: CR H2130-2132, H2132-2133; text: CR H2130-2131)
03/16/2017-4:54pm House H.Amdt.86 On agreeing to the Kuster (NH) amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/16/2017-4:50pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster(NH) Part A amendment No. 8.
03/16/2017-4:50pm House H.Amdt.86 Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. Kuster (NH). (consideration: CR H2129-2130; text: CR H2129-2130)
03/16/2017-4:50pm House H.Amdt.85 On agreeing to the Tenney amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/16/2017-4:45pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tenney Part A amendment No. 7.
03/16/2017-4:45pm House H.Amdt.85 Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Tenney. (consideration: CR H2128-2129; text: CR H2128-2129)
03/16/2017-4:45pm House H.Amdt.84 On agreeing to the Taylor amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/16/2017-4:40pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Taylor Part A amendment No. 6.
03/16/2017-4:40pm House H.Amdt.84 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Taylor. (consideration: CR H2128; text: CR H2128)
03/16/2017-4:39pm House H.Amdt.83 On agreeing to the Kuster (NH) amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/16/2017-4:35pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster(NH) Part A amendment No. 4.
03/16/2017-4:35pm House H.Amdt.83 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Kuster (NH). (consideration: CR H2127-2128; text: CR H2127)
03/16/2017-4:35pm House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walz Part A amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Walz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
03/16/2017-4:26pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walz Part A amendment No. 2.
03/16/2017-4:26pm House H.Amdt.82 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Walz. (consideration: CR H2125-2127, H2132; text: CR H2125-2126)
03/16/2017-4:25pm House H.Amdt.81 On agreeing to the Roe (TN) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/16/2017-4:25pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roe (TN) Part A amendment No. 1.
03/16/2017-4:25pm House H.Amdt.81 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Roe (TN). (consideration: CR H2125; text: CR H2125)
03/16/2017-3:18pm House GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1259.
03/16/2017-3:18pm House The Speaker designated the Honorable Harold Rogers to act as Chairman of the Committee.
03/16/2017-3:18pm House House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 198 and Rule XVIII.
03/16/2017-3:17pm House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 198. (consideration: CR H2114-2135)
03/10/2017 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 16.
03/10/2017 House Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
03/10/2017 House Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-34, Part I.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
02/28/2017 House Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
02/28/2017 House Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
02/28/2017 House Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.
02/28/2017 House Introduced in House

Titles (4)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House:

VA Accountability First Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House:

VA Accountability First Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced:

VA Accountability First Act of 2017

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes.


Subjects (12)

  • Administrative remedies
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Employee performance
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Federal officials
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health personnel
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Transportation costs
  • Veterans' medical care

Cosponsors (26)


Committees (3)

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' Affairs02/28/2017 Referred to
03/10/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-34
House Oversight and Government Reform02/28/2017 Referred to
03/10/2017 Discharged from
Senate Veterans' Affairs03/21/2017 Referred to

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