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Titles (5)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Veteran PEER Act
Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Veteran PEER Act
Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act

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Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to establish peer specialists in patient aligned care teams at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
01/25/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
01/25/2018Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/27/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (10)

Date Chamber All Actions
01/29/2018HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
01/29/2018-2:07pmHouseReceived in the House.
01/29/2018HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
01/25/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
01/25/2018SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
01/25/2018SenateS.Amdt.1920 Amendment SA 1920 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
01/25/2018SenateS.Amdt.1920 Amendment SA 1920 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Blunt. (consideration: CR S525; text: CR S525) To modify the timeline for establishment of the program.
01/25/2018SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S525-526)
01/25/2018SenateSenate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/27/2017SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Cosponsors (9)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Veterans' Affairs09/27/2017 Referred to
01/25/2018 Discharged from
House Veterans' Affairs01/29/2018 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health01/29/2018 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed Senate amended (01/25/2018)

Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act or the Veteran PEER Act

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a program to establish not fewer than two peer specialists in patient aligned care teams at VA medical centers to promote the use and integration of services for mental health, substance use disorder, and behavior health in a primary care setting.

The VA shall ensure that the needs of female veterans are specifically addressed and that female peer specialists are included in the program.