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Reported to House without amendment, Part I (03/10/2017)

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(Sec. 2) This bill provides that the annual determination of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) staff shortages shall include shortages for five clinical and five non-clinical occupations for each network. (Such determination currently includes the five occupations for which there are the largest Department of Veterans Affairs [VA]-wide shortages.)

(Sec. 3) The bill establishes in the VA an executive management fellowship program to provide eligible employees of: (1) the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the VHA with private sector training and experience, and (2) a private-sector entity with VA training and experience.

The VA shall: (1) annually select between 18 and 30 eligible VHA and VBA employees and between 18 and 30 eligible private sector employees for such one-year fellowships, and (2) select such employees in a manner that reflects U.S. veteran demographics.

(Sec. 4) The VA shall conduct an annual performance plan for each political appointee that is similar to the plan conducted for VA career senior executive employees.

Each plan shall assess whether an appointee is meeting specified goals, including: (1) recruiting and retaining well-qualified individuals, and (2) motivating and developing employees for future VA leadership roles.

(Sec. 5) Veterans federal employment preference provisions are amended to: (1) make all retired members of the armed forces preference eligible, and (2) provide preference eligible individuals with a senior executive position hiring preference.

(Sec. 6) The VA may non-competitively appoint a qualified former employee to any VA position within the competitive or excepted service that is one grade higher than the position most recently occupied by the employee.

(Sec. 7) The VA shall: (1) establish a single database that lists each vacant VA position that is critical, difficult to fill, or both; and (2) in the case of a applicant not chosen for a position, and with his or her election, consider such person for other similar vacant positions.

(Sec. 8) The VA shall provide VA and VHA human resources professionals with employee recruitment and retention training.

(Sec. 9) The VA shall establish a promotional track system for employees who are technical experts to advance without being required to transition to management positions.

(Sec. 10) The Government Accountability Office shall conduct a study of succession planning at: (1) each VA medical facility, and (2) the VBA and the VA National Cemetery Administration.

(Sec. 11) The VA shall: (1) collect information on hiring effectiveness, and (2) make such information available annually in a machine-readable format to allow for a comparison of hiring effectiveness by the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) or a comparable public or private sector organization.

(Sec. 12) The VA shall prescribe regulations to allow for excepted service appointments of qualifying students and recent graduates leading to career or career conditional employment.

(Sec. 13) The VA shall develop, in consultation with an appropriate non-VA entity, and carry out a standardized exit survey for career and noncareer VA employees and executives who voluntarily separate from the VA. Survey results shall be shared annually with directors and managers of VA and VISN facilities.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
03/17/2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 412 - 0 (Roll no. 171).
03/10/2017 Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
03/10/2017 Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-35, Part I.
03/06/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (71)

Date Chamber
03/21/2017 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
03/17/2017-11:37am House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/17/2017-11:37am House On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 412 - 0 (Roll no. 171).
03/17/2017-11:30am 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: CR H2156-2158)
03/17/2017-11:30am House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/17/2017-11:29am House The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1367.
03/17/2017-11:29am House H.Amdt.98 On agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment (A011) Agreed to by recorded vote: 400 - 8 (Roll no. 170).
03/17/2017-11:02am House UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of the Hanabusa amendment No. 11, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
03/17/2017-11:02am House The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
03/17/2017-11:02am House Considered as unfinished business.
03/17/2017-10:15am House Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1367 as unfinished business.
03/17/2017-10:14am House On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-10:14am House Mr. Wenstrup moved that the committee rise.
03/17/2017-10:14am House H.Amdt.101 On agreeing to the O'Rourke amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-10:11am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Rourke amendment No. 14.
03/17/2017-10:10am House H.Amdt.101 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. O'Rourke. (consideration: CR H2166-2167; text: CR H2166)
03/17/2017-10:10am House H.Amdt.100 On agreeing to the Bost amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-10:06am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost amendment No. 13.
03/17/2017-10:05am House H.Amdt.100 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Bost. (consideration: CR H2165-2166; text: CR H2165)
03/17/2017-10:05am House H.Amdt.99 On agreeing to the Meng amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-10:03am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 12.
03/17/2017-10:03am House H.Amdt.99 Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. Meng. (consideration: CR H2165; text: CR H2165)
03/17/2017-10:02am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hanabusa amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes 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.
03/17/2017-10:00am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanabusa amendment No. 11.
03/17/2017-9:59am House H.Amdt.98 Amendment (A011) offered by Ms. Hanabusa. (consideration: CR H2164-2165, H2167-2168; text: CR H2164)
03/17/2017-9:59am House H.Amdt.97 On agreeing to the Herrera Beutler amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:55am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Herrera Beutler amendment No. 10.
03/17/2017-9:55am House H.Amdt.97 Amendment (A010) offered by Ms. Herrera Beutler. (consideration: CR H2164; text: CR H2164)
03/17/2017-9:55am House H.Amdt.96 On agreeing to the Gottheimer amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:51am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gottheimer amendment No. 9.
03/17/2017-9:50am House H.Amdt.96 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Gottheimer. (consideration: CR H2163-2164; text: CR H2163)
03/17/2017-9:50am House H.Amdt.95 On agreeing to the Welch amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:46am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 8.
03/17/2017-9:45am House H.Amdt.95 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Welch. (consideration: CR H2162-2163; text: CR H2162)
03/17/2017-9:45am House H.Amdt.94 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:42am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) amendment No. 7.
03/17/2017-9:42am House H.Amdt.94 Amendment (A007) offered by Ms. Brownley (CA). (consideration: CR H2162; text: CR H2162)
03/17/2017-9:41am House H.Amdt.93 On agreeing to the Shea-Porter amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:38am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter amendment No. 6.
03/17/2017-9:38am House H.Amdt.93 Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. Shea-Porter. (consideration: CR H2161-2162; text: CR H2161)
03/17/2017-9:37am House H.Amdt.92 On agreeing to the Buck amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:34am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 5.
03/17/2017-9:34am House H.Amdt.92 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Buck. (consideration: CR H2161; text: CR H2161)
03/17/2017-9:34am House H.Amdt.91 On agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment (A004) Failed by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:31am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanabusa amendment No. 4.
03/17/2017-9:30am House H.Amdt.91 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Hanabusa. (consideration: CR H2160; text: CR H2160)
03/17/2017-9:30am House H.Amdt.90 On agreeing to the Sewell (AL) amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:26am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sewell amendment No. 3.
03/17/2017-9:25am House H.Amdt.90 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Sewell (AL). (consideration: CR H2159-2160; text: CR H2159)
03/17/2017-9:25am House H.Amdt.89 On agreeing to the Meng amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:21am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 2.
03/17/2017-9:21am House H.Amdt.89 Amendment (A002) offered by Ms. Meng. (consideration: CR H2159; text: CR H2159)
03/17/2017-9:20am House H.Amdt.88 On agreeing to the Wenstrup amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/17/2017-9:17am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wenstrup amendment No. 1.
03/17/2017-9:17am House H.Amdt.88 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Wenstrup. (consideration: CR H2158-2159; text: CR H2158)
03/17/2017-9:15am House The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
03/17/2017-9:14am House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2155-1268)
03/16/2017-6:34pm House Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1367 as unfinished business.
03/16/2017-6:34pm House On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
03/16/2017-6:34pm House Mr. Wenstrup moved that the committee rise.
03/16/2017-6:11pm House GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1367.
03/16/2017-6:11pm House The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Budd to act as Chairman of the Committee.
03/16/2017-6:11pm 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.
03/16/2017-6:10pm House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 198. (consideration: CR H2136-2139)
03/10/2017 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 17.
03/10/2017 House Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
03/10/2017 House Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-35, Part I.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
03/06/2017 House Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
03/06/2017 House Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
03/06/2017 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.
03/06/2017 House Introduced in House

Titles (1)

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


Subjects (16)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Employee performance
  • Federal officials
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health personnel
  • Higher education
  • Medical education
  • Military medicine
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Veterans' medical care

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] 03/09/2017
Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] 03/09/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 03/09/2017
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 03/09/2017

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs03/06/2017 Referred to
03/10/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-35
House Oversight and Government Reform03/06/2017 Referred to
03/10/2017 Discharged from
Senate Veterans' Affairs03/21/2017 Referred to

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