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IAVA Supported Legislation

The following is a list of IAVA-supported legislation in the 116th Congress. For any questions or inquiries on legislative matters please call our Washington, DC office at (202) 544-7692. Click here for our supported legislation from the 115th Congress. Click here for a list of IAVA Testimonies.

Campaign to Combat Suicide among Troops and Veterans:

  • Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act (S. 785)
  • Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act (H.R. 1812)
  • Veterans Posttraumatic Growth Act (H.R. 1997)
  • Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 100)
  • Veterans’ Care Quality Transparency Act (H.R. 2372)
  • Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act (H.R. 2333)
  • Care and Readiness Enhancement (CARE) for Reservists Act (S. 711)

 

#SheWhoBorneTheBattle:

  • The Deborah Sampson Act (S.514)
    • Improving Legal Services for Female Veterans Act (H.R. 3189)
    • To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the communications of the Department of  Veterans Affairs relating to services available for women veterans, and for other purposes (H.R. 2972)
    • To improve the provision of health care to women veterans by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (H.R.3036)
    • Housing for Women Veterans Act (H.R. 2924)
    • Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act (H.R. 2798
    • Newborn Care Improvement Act (H.R. 2645
    • Availability of prosthetics for women veterans (H.R. 2681)     
    • To direct the SECVA to publish a report regarding veterans who receive benefits under laws administered by the Secretary, disaggregated by sex and minority group member status (H.R. 4165)

    • Caring for Our Women Veterans Act (H.R. 3636)
  • Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act (H.R. 840Passed the House of Representatives on 2/8/2019
  • Honoring All Veterans Act (H.R. 3010)
  • VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act (S. 318, H.R. 2752)
  • Women Veterans Healthcare Accountability Act (H.R. 2982)
  • Women Veterans Equal Access to Quality Care Act (H.R. 3224)
  • The Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (H.R. 3798)
  • Violence Against Women Veterans Act of 2019 (H.R. 3867)
  • Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 4096)
  • Improving Benefits for Underserved Veterans Act (H.R. 4165)
  • Helping Expand and Launch Transitional Health (HEALTH) for Women Veterans Act (H.R. 2942, S. 2324 Passed the House of Representatives on 7/23/2019
  • To designate the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department fo Veterans Affairs as the “Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System” (H.R. 1925, S. 898)

#BurnPits & Other Toxic Exposures:

  • Burn Pits Accountability Act (S. 191 / H.R. 663) Passed House and Senate in their respective NDAAs, currently awaits conference committee 7/23/2019
  • Service Member’s Occupational and Environmental Transparency Act/Oath Act (S. 1680)
  • Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (H.R. 299) Legislative Victory: Passed into law on 6/26/2019
  • Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act (H.R. 1381)
  • Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S. 546/H.R. 1327) Legislative Victory: Passed into law on 7/29/2019
  • Janey Ensminger Act of 2019 (S.1563)

#DefendTheGIBill:

  • Student Veterans Housing Act (S. 1946)
  • POST Act (S. 1775)
  • To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to automatically discharge the loans of certain veteran borrowers, and for other purposes (H.R. 3598 / S.2049)

#CannabisForVets:

Government Reform:

  • Homeless Veterans Families Act (H.R. 95)
  • Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act (S. 679)
  • Reserve Component Employer Incentive, Compensation, and Relief Act (H.R. 801)
  • Veterans Debt Fairness Act (S. 805)
  • Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment (BRAVE) Act (H.R. 2109)
  • Whole Veteran Act (H.R. 2359Passed House of Representatives on 5/21/2019
  • Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act (S. 1370/H.R. 2481) Passed in Senate on 5/21/2019, Passed House of Representatives as a part of the SECURE Act (H.R. 1994) on 5/23/2019
  • Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act (S. 123)
  • VA Provider Accountability Act (S. 221)
  • Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2019 (S. 450)
  • VA Tribal Advisory Committee Act (S. 524)
  • Veteran Debt Fairness Act (S. 805)
  • Highly Rural Veteran Transportation Program Extension Act (S. 850)
  • VA Website Accessibility Act (S. 746)
  • VA Electronic Health Records Advisory Committee Act (S. 1154)
  • Better Examiner Standards and Transparency (BEST) for Veterans Act (S. 1101)
  • To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration, and for other purposes (H.R. 2045)
  • AIR Acceleration Act (H.R. 3083)
  • Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act (VREASA) (H.R. 485)
  • Military Justice Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 1789)
  • To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for improvements to the specially adapted housing program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes (H.R. 3504Passed the House of Representatives on 7/23/2019
  • To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make all fact sheets of the Department of Veterans Affairs in English and Spanish (H.R. 2943Passed the House of Representatives on 7/23/2019
  • To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the work-study allowance program administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (H.R. 3535)
  • To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to automatically discharge the loans of certain veteran borrowers, and for other purposes (H.R. 3598)
  • A bill to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2019, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes (S.2072)
  • A bill to address fees erroneously collected by the Department of Veterans Affairs for housing loans, and for other purposes (S.2073)
  • The Gold Star Children Act (H.R. 3938)
  • Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act (S.2365/H.R. 4153)
  • VA Hiring Enhancement Act (H.R. 1163)
  • Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act (H.R. 1527)
  • The VET CARE Act (H.R. 2628)
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Hepatitis C Testing Enhancement Act (H.R. 2816)

Promote Equality for Troops and Servicemembers:

  • Expressing Opposition to Banning Service in the Armed Forces by Openly Transgender Individuals (H. Res. 124) Passed House of Representatives on 3/28/2019
  • Veterans Expedited  TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act (S.1881)

Supported Through The Military Coalition:

  • World War I Valor Medal Review Act (S. 1218)
  • Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act (H.R. 905)
  • Homeless Veterans Prevention Act (S. 980)