Senate Bill 2687
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-136 on Jun 7, 2022
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Aug 10, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 7, 2022
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
2687
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
Montana
Arkansas
West Virginia
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
Passed
April 7, 2022
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 Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S2079)
Summary

Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021

This bill gives the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) the authority to subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses as necessary to carry out the duties of the office.

The bill prohibits the VA OIG from subpoenaing the attendance and testimony of current federal employees or witnesses as part of any criminal proceeding.

Under the bill, the VA OIG must notify the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the intended witness of the intent to issue a subpoena. If DOJ objects to the subpoena because it will interfere with an ongoing investigation, the VA OIG may not issue the subpoena.

Text (4)
Amendments (1)
Apr 07, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
3
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 5024
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Aug 11, 2021 10:59:25 AM
Record Updated
Jun 16, 2022 6:47:00 PM