S.114 – Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act

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S.114 – Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act


The bill requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Not later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report that contains, for the most recent fiscal year a description of the performance awards and bonuses awarded to Regional Office Directors of the Department, Directors of Medical Centers of the Department, and Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks.”

Each report shall include the following with respect to each performance award or bonus awarded to an individual described in such subsection the amount of each award or bonus; the job title of the individual awarded the award or bonus; and the location where the individual awarded the award or bonus works.

 (Full text of S. 114 at congress.gov)

SponsorSen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 01/12/2017)

Status: Passed Senate / Passed House /



On Passage:  On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 219 – 186 (Roll no. 408

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On Passage: Passed Senate without amendment (05/25/2017)

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

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Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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