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)


  • The Deborah Sampson Act (S. 514)
  • Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act (H.R. 840Passed House of Representatives on 2/8/2019
  • To Establish a Mission Statement of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (H.R. 3010)
  • VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act (S. 318)

#BurnPits & Other Toxic Exposures:

  • Burn Pits Accountability Act (S. 191 / H.R. 663)
  • Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (H.R. 299Passed House of Representatives on 5/19/2019, Passed Senate on 6/12/2019
  • Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act (H.R. 1381)
  • Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S. 546/H.R. 1327)
  • Janey Ensminger Act of 2019 (S.1563)


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)

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

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)