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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2807

  To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of 
   Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance 
   awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the 
                    Department of Veterans Affairs.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 9, 2018

 Mr. Heller (for himself and Mr. Casey) introduced the following bill; 
which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of 
   Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance 
   awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the 
                    Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus 
Transparency Act''.

SEC. 2. ANNUAL REPORT ON PERFORMANCE AWARDS AND BONUSES AWARDED TO 
              CERTAIN HIGH-LEVEL EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
              VETERANS AFFAIRS.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 7 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 714. Annual report on performance awards and bonuses awarded to 
              certain high-level employees
    ``(a) In General.--Not later than 30 days after the end of each 
fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees 
of Congress a report that contains, for the most recent fiscal year 
ending before the submittal of the report, a description of the 
performance awards and bonuses awarded to Regional Office Directors of 
the Department, Directors of Medical Centers of the Department, and 
Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks.
    ``(b) Elements.--Each report submitted under subsection (a) shall 
include the following with respect to each performance award or bonus 
awarded to an individual described in such subsection:
            ``(1) The amount of each award or bonus.
            ``(2) The job title of the individual awarded the award or 
        bonus.
            ``(3) The location where the individual awarded the award 
        or bonus works.
    ``(c) Appropriate Committees of Congress.--In this section, the 
term `appropriate committees of Congress' means--
            ``(1) Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Committee on 
        Appropriations of the Senate; and
            ``(2) the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Committee 
        on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
chapter 7 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating 
to section 713 the following new item:

``714. Annual report on performance awards and bonuses awarded to 
                            certain high-level employees.''.
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