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HR 2116 - Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 106-117 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (369-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to expand veterans' health care services and other benefits programs.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide “extended” care services for veterans.
  • Instructs the Department of Defense to fashion an agreement with the VA that would allow veterans to use VA health services at the Department of Defense's expense.
  • Declares that veterans who have a service-connected disability rate of 50 percent or more are eligible for health care services.
  • Authorizes housing assistant grants for homeless veterans through 2002.
  • Establishes a 3 year pilot program designed to provide health care services to a veteran's spouse or children.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act

Sponsors

  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Shelley Berkley (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia M. Carson (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Cooksey (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James V. Hansen (UT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Baron P. Hill (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray H. LaHood (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. McIntosh (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Silvestre 'Silver' Reyes (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ciro D. Rodriguez (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronnie Shows (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Gerald Tancredo (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas S. 'Tom' Udall (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
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