H.R.2547 – Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017

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Week ending June 23, 2017

H.R.2547 – Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017


The bill would ‘To expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other purposes.’

The term ‘qualified examiner’ means an individual who—

“(A) is employed in the Department of Veterans Affairs as an advanced practice nurse, doctor of chiropractic, doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, physician assistant, or other medical professional;

“(B) is licensed, certified, or registered in a State to perform physical examinations;

“(C) is familiar with the standards for, and physical requirements of, an operator required to be medically certified under section 31149 of title 49, United States Code; and

“(D) has never, with respect to such section, been found to have acted fraudulently, including by fraudulently awarding a medical certificate.”.

 (Full text of H.R. 2547 at congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7] (Introduced 05/18/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 0 (Roll no. 323).

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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