Senate Bill 89
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Ensuring Survivor Benefits during COVID-19 Act of 2021
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Jul 21, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 26, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
89
Congress
117
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Arizona
Wisconsin
Arkansas
Delaware
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Arizona
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
West Virginia
Michigan
Passed
July 21, 2021
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5023; text: CR S5023)
Summary

Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID-19 Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to get a medical opinion to determine if a service-connected disability was the principal or contributory cause of death in situations where a veteran's death certificate identifies COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) as the principal or contributory cause of death, the certificate does not clearly identify any of the veteran's service-connected disabilities as the principal or contributory cause of death, and a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation is filed with respect to the veteran.

Text (3)
July 21, 2021
June 24, 2021
January 28, 2021
Actions (11)
07/26/2021
Held at the desk.
07/26/2021
Received in the House.
07/26/2021
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
07/21/2021
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5023; text: CR S5023)
07/21/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5023; text: CR S5023)
06/24/2021
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 83.
06/24/2021
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
05/26/2021
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
04/28/2021
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
01/28/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
01/28/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Jan 29, 2021 5:42:10 AM
Record Updated
Sep 10, 2021 3:05:14 PM