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  • EnactedAugust 7th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed August 1st, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 91 Yea / 3 Nay
  • The house Passed July 30th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 420 Yea / 5 Nay
      house Committees
      House Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedOctober 2nd, 2013

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What is it?

This bill does two things. Originally, the bill was crafted as means to provide pay and allowances to Armed Forces reservists. The House passed that bill in October 2013, then sent it to the Senate. On June 11th, 2014, the Senate passed the bill, too, and also added, as an amendment, the comprehensive VA reform package agreed to by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). That bill deals with many aspects of VA reform and veterans' health, and can be found here

Impact

The bill affects a multitude of aspects relating to veterans health and the Veterans Administration (VA).

Cost

$2.50 Billion
The original cost of the bill was $5 million; the Sanders/McCain legislation that was added as an amendment has an estimated cost of $2 billion.

More Information

Media:

AKA

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

Official Title

To improve the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.