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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/09/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (9)

Date
04/05/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/27/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/10/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/09/2017Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2017Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2017Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2017Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2017Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (94)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]* 03/09/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 03/13/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 03/20/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 03/20/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 03/20/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 03/20/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 04/06/2017
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 04/06/2017
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 04/06/2017
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 04/06/2017
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 04/25/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 04/25/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 05/01/2017
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 05/16/2017
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 05/16/2017
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 06/12/2017
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 06/20/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 06/20/2017
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 06/20/2017
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 06/20/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 06/20/2017
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 06/20/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 06/20/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 06/20/2017
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 06/20/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 06/20/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 06/20/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 06/20/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 06/20/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 06/29/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 06/29/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 06/29/2017
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 06/29/2017
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 06/29/2017
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 06/29/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 07/24/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 07/24/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 07/24/2017
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 07/27/2017
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 07/27/2017
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 09/07/2017
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 09/13/2017
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 09/13/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 09/25/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 09/25/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 09/26/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 10/03/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 10/11/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 10/31/2017
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 11/15/2017
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 11/16/2017
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 11/28/2017
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 11/28/2017
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 12/05/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 02/27/2018
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 03/01/2018
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 03/01/2018
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 03/05/2018
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 03/05/2018
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 03/14/2018
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 04/09/2018
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 04/09/2018
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 04/12/2018
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 05/16/2018
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 05/16/2018
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 05/21/2018

Committees (4)

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' Affairs03/09/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health03/27/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services03/09/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel04/05/2017 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform03/09/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce03/09/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/10/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/09/2017)

Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017

This bill expands eligibility for the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include members of the Armed Forces or veterans who are seriously injured or who became ill on active duty prior to September 11, 2001 (currently, limited to service after September 11, 2001).

Services to caregivers of veterans under such program are expanded to include child care services, financial planning services, and legal services.

The bill terminates the support program for caregivers of covered veterans on October 1, 2022, except that any caregiver activities carried out on September 30, 2022, shall be continued on and after October 1, 2022.

The bill authorizes the transfer of entitlement to post 9/11 education assistance to family members by veterans who are retired for a physical disability or who are seriously injured veterans in need of family caregiver services, without regard to length-of-service requirements.

The VA is authorized to pay monthly special compensation to seriously injured or ill veterans in need of personal care services and to their caregivers.

Flexible work schedules or telework are authorized for federal employees who are caregivers of veterans.

The Public Health Service Act is amended to designate a veteran participating in the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers as an adult with a special need for purposes of the lifespan respite care program.

An interagency working group is established in the executive branch to review and report on policies relating to the caregivers of veterans and members of the Armed Forces.

The VA shall provide for studies on members of the Armed Forces who commenced service after September 11, 2001, and veterans who have incurred a serious injury or illness, including a mental health injury, and their caregivers.