Massive veterans bill supported by twenty military and veterans service organizations and sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). This Vets bill is the largest in decades and has become a victim of election-year gridlock, with Senate Republicans seeking to tack on amendments that would impose new sanctions against Iran while deeming the Democrat-supported bill too costly. Funds twenty-seven new clinics and medical centers. Makes VA healthcare more accessible for veterans without service-related injuries. Strengthens dental, chiropractic, fertility and sexual trauma care. Extends job-training programs and given veterans better access to higher education by making more of them eligible for in-state tuition. Provides better support for spouses of deceased service members and families caring for wounded veterans.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedFebruary 3rd, 2014
- senate Committees
What is Senate Bill S. 1982?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 1982
-On 2/27/14, Senate voted 56-41 to waive an extra budget point of order made against the bill – four votes short of what was needed to move the legislation onto a full Senate vote and ending floor consideration of the measure.
-This bill is an example of an omnibus bill.