Week ending November 10, 2017
H.R.3122 – Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017
Under HR 3122 The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall work with the heads of Federal agencies, States, and such experts as the Secretary considers appropriate to develop and implement Federal and State standards that protect individuals from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices relating to increased pension available to such individuals under chapter 15 of title 38, United States Code, on the basis of need for regular aid and attendance.
The Government Accountability Office is charged with reporting standards effective in protecting those individuals if VA does not submit the standards and completing a study on the standards the bill requires to be made.
(Full text of H.R. 3122 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 06/29/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to recommit:
Text of the motion:
COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: CBO estimates that the GAO report would cost about $1 million in 2018 and an insignificant amount in 2019. That spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The cost of posting a notice on VA’s website would be insignificant, CBO estimates.
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
Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available
Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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