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H.R. 1994 - VA Accountability Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 1994 PDF XML

    VA Accountability Act of 2015 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 114-225 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

  • H. Rept. 114-225 Part 2 PDF

    Supplemental report from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 388: 
 

MANAGERS: Sessions/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1994.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Closed rule for H.R. 3236.

10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the respective chairs and ranking minority members of the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Veterans' Affairs.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

14. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 2Benishek (MI), Sinema (AZ)Bi-PartisanRevised Reforms and improves the VA Inspector General's ability to report on problems and problem employees at the VA. Requires the IG to release reports including employee misconduct to the public and explain what changes the VA has requested, requires the IG to identify a manager responsible for fixing an identified problem, makes it easier to fire an identified employee, and targets the bonuses of employees that fail to solve problems.Made In Order
3Version 1Meng (NY), Lance (NJ)Bi-PartisanRequires a VA Regional Office (VARO) to carry out certain steps if it does not adjudicate claims within 125 days with a 98% accuracy. Requires the Under Secretary for Benefits to explain how the failure of the regional office to meet the goal affected the performance evaluation of the director of the regional office.Submitted
1Version 2Takano (CA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Revised Provides VA Secretary the authority to immediately suspend without pay any employee whose performance or misconduct is a threat to health or safety; ensures back pay for whistleblowers unfairly terminated, and caps the payment of administrative leave to 14 days. Makes effective date of back pay provision October 1, 2015.Made In Order