House Bill 1276
117th Congress(2021-2022)
SAVE LIVES Act
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-4 on Mar 24, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 24, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 16, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
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
1276
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
California
California
California
California
California
Connecticut
Illinois
Indiana
Maryland
Michigan
Michigan
New Hampshire
New York
New York
New York
New York
North Carolina
North Carolina
Northern Mariana Islands
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Virginia
Washington
Washington
West Virginia
Passed
March 9, 2021
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.
Summary

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans' and Caregivers' COVID-19 Immunizations Now Expanded Act of 2021 or the VA VACCINE Act of 2021

This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish a COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) vaccine to covered individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Under the bill, covered individuals are

  • veterans who are not eligible to enroll in the VA health care system;
  • specified veterans who are eligible for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care abroad;
  • family caregivers of veterans participating in the VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers;
  • caregivers of veterans participating in the VA's Program of General Caregiver Support Services; and
  • caregivers of veterans participating in the VA's Medical Foster Home Program, Bowel and Bladder Program, Home Based Primary Care Program, or Veteran Directed Care Program.

The VA must prioritize the vaccination of veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system. Additionally, vaccines furnished abroad are authorized regardless of whether vaccines are needed for the treatment of veterans with a service-connected disability (including those participating in a VA rehabilitation program).

Text (5)
Amendments (2)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (1)
Mar 17, 2021
Agreed to in Senate
2
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 1400
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Feb 25, 2021 8:12:11 AM
Record Updated
Sep 25, 2021 5:46:35 AM