Bill Sponsor
Senate Bill 106
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act
Active
Amendments
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Passed Senate on Nov 16, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 26, 2023
Latest Action
Nov 17, 2023
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
106
Congress
118
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
Democrat
Wisconsin
Democrat
Minnesota
Republican
North Carolina
Republican
North Carolina
Republican
North Dakota
Democrat
Pennsylvania
Democrat
Pennsylvania
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (0)
checkPassed on November 16, 2023
Status
Passed
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.(text: CR S5557-5558)
Summary

Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act

This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide grants to states to implement programs that improve outreach and assistance to veterans and their families to ensure that such individuals are fully informed about veterans' benefits and programs.

Specifically, the VA may provide grants to states to (1) implement or enhance outreach activities or activities to assist in the development and submittal of claims for veterans, or (2) increase the number of county or tribal veterans service officers in the state.

The VA must prioritize awarding grants in areas with a critical shortage of county or tribal veterans service officers, areas with high rates of suicide among veterans, and areas with high rates of referrals to the Veterans Crisis Line.

Text (3)
November 16, 2023
July 10, 2023
January 26, 2023
Amendments (1)
Nov 16, 2023
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 1368
To improve the bill.
Agreed To
Actions (12)
11/17/2023
Held at the desk.
11/17/2023
Received in the House.
11/16/2023
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/16/2023
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S5557-5558)
11/16/2023
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S5557-5558)
11/16/2023
The committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
11/16/2023
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5556-5558)
07/10/2023
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 117.
07/10/2023
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
02/16/2023
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
01/26/2023
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
01/26/2023
Introduced in Senate
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S.106 118 Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act
Public Record
Record Updated
Feb 9, 2024 6:28:10 PM