H.R.1329 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017

November 2, 2017

Summary: H.R.1329 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)

There are 3 summaries for H.R.1329.
Passed House amended (05/23/2017)
Reported to House with amendment(s) (05/19/2017)
Introduced in House (03/02/2017)

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (05/23/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 19, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase, as of December 1, 2017, the rates of veterans’ wartime disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.

Each such increase shall be the same percentage as the increase in benefits provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, on the same effective date.

The VA may adjust administratively, consistent with such increases, the rates of disability compensation payable to persons entitled to veterans benefits under public laws administered by the VA on December 31, 1958, who have not received benefits under provisions governing veterans compensation for service-connected disability or death.

(Sec. 3) The VA shall publish such increased rates in the Federal Register not later than the date on which certain social security increases are required to be published in FY2018.

All Actions:

11/02/2017 House Presented to President.
10/26/2017 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
10/25/2017 Senate Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
10/25/2017 Senate Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6820)
05/24/2017 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
05/23/2017-4:06pm House The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
05/23/2017-4:06pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/23/2017-4:06pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4476)
05/23/2017-3:55pm House DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1329.
05/23/2017-3:55pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4476-4477)
05/23/2017-3:55pm House Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/19/2017 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 83.
05/19/2017 House Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. H. Rept. 115-134.
Action By: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
05/17/2017 House Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
05/17/2017 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
04/27/2017 House Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
04/27/2017 House Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
04/05/2017 House Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
03/09/2017 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
03/02/2017 House Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
03/02/2017 House Introduced in House

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