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S. 1950 - Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

Armed forces and national security. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

S. 1950 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014
  • Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014
Sponsor
Bernard Sanders
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Armed forces and national security
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Appropriations
  • Arizona
  • Asia
  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Building construction
  • California
  • Caribbean area
  • Cemeteries and funerals
  • Child health
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Conflicts and wars
  • Congressional officers and employees
  • Congressional operations and organization
  • Congressional oversight
  • Congressional tributes
  • Connecticut
  • Consumer affairs
  • Crime victims
  • Crimes against women
  • Dental care
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Digestive and metabolic diseases
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Education programs funding
  • Emergency medical services and trauma care
  • Employee hiring
  • Employment and training programs
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Fires
  • First responders and emergency personnel
  • Florida
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Georgia
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Hawaii
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health care quality
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health personnel
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Hearing, speech, and vision care
  • Hereditary and development disorders
  • Home and outpatient care
  • Homelessness and emergency shelter
  • Hospital care
  • Housing and community development funding
  • Illinois
  • Indian social and development programs
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Inflation and prices
  • Kansas
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
  • Louisiana
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Marriage and family status
  • Massachusetts
  • Medical education
  • Medical research
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Members of Congress
  • Mental health
  • Military education and training
  • Military facilities and property
  • Military medicine
  • Military personnel and dependents
  • Minority health
  • Missouri
  • National Guard and reserves
  • Nebraska
  • Neurological disorders
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Nursing
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Performance measurement
  • Prescription drugs
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Puerto Rico
  • Research administration and funding
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Sex offenses
  • Small business
  • South Carolina
  • State and local government operations
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Thailand
  • U.S. territories and protectorates
  • Unemployment
  • User charges and fees
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
  • Veterans' loans, housing, homeless programs
  • Veterans' medical care
  • Veterans' organizations and recognition
  • Veterans' pensions and compensation
  • Vocational and technical education
  • Water quality
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/16/2014
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/16/2014
1/16/2014Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
1/16/2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
1/16/2014Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar1/27/2014Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 297.
1/29/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
1/30/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
2/03/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
2/04/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
2/04/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$3,200
$1,285,123
$399,280
$1,687,603
$0

opposed this bill

Military (split)
7 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

7 organizations supported this bill

Association of the United States Navy
Willis, Anthony (2014, January 22). Support & Pass S. 1950, The Comprehensive Veterans Health & Benefits & Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from AUSN.
Easter Seals
Neas, Katy Beh (2014, February 4). Easter Seals Letter on S 1950. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from Easter Seals.
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Terreri, Frank (2014, January 27). FLEOA Supports Historic Veterans Bill S1950. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America
Non Commissioned Officers Association (2014, January 28). Bipartisan Budget Act. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from Non Commissioned Officers Association.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Lawson, Bill (2014, January 22). PVA Letter on S 1950. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from Paralyzed Veterans of America.
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association
Lorigan, Kimberly (2014, January 22). US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association Letter on S 1950. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Thien, William A. (2014, January 22). VFW Letter on S 1950. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from Veterans of Foreign Wars.

1 organization opposed this bill

Concerned Veterans for America
Concerned Veterans for America (2014, February 3). Vets Groups Explain Why They Oppose Massive Vets Spending Bill. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from Concerned Veterans for America.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$8,200$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$16,500$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$44,972$0
John BarrassoRWY$17,500$0
Max BaucusDMT$4,000$0
Mark BegichDAK$48,725$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$48,700$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$29,800$0
Roy BluntRMO$7,500$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$25,700$0
John BoozmanRAR$8,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$48,050$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$45,750$0
Richard BurrRNC$500$0
Maria CantwellDWA$1,222$0
Ben CardinDMD$38,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$13,100$0
Bob CaseyDPA$22,750$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,000$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$10,100$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$12,200$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$22,000$0
Bob CorkerRTN$3,500$0
John CornynRTX$1,000$0
Mike CrapoRID$2,000$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,000$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$26,000$0
Dick DurbinDIL$22,850$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$25,922$0
Deb FischerRNE$0$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$2,500$0
Al FrankenDMN$17,950$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$22,522$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,500$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$9,800$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$13,000$0
Tom HarkinDIA$6,280$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$18,850$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$29,000$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$23,472$0
Dean HellerRNV$5,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$33,868$0
John HoevenRND$1,500$0
Jim InhofeROK$3,500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$6,500$0
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,000$0
Tim KaineDVA$28,600$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$6,500$0
Mark KirkRIL$12,000$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$19,722$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$38,500$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$16,500$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$40,500$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$44,075$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$44,372$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,200$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$22,000$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$24,000$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$36,250$0
Jerry MoranRKS$17,700$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Chris MurphyDCT$39,700$0
Patty MurrayDWA$49,450$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$33,500$0
Rand PaulRKY$0$0
Rob PortmanROH$8,440$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$36,250$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$16,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$43,000$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$5,439$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$8,500$0
Marco RubioRFL$5,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$17,600$0
Brian SchatzDHI$28,250$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$28,900$0
Tim ScottRSC$2,000$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$22,750$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$22,772$0
Jon TesterDMT$32,600$0
John ThuneRSD$10,000$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,000$0
Mark UdallDCO$26,200$0
Tom UdallDNM$22,000$0
David VitterRLA$1,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$26,950$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$41,800$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$10,500$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
Ron WydenDOR$22,800$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$8,200$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$16,500$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$44,972$0
John BarrassoRWY$17,500$0
Max BaucusDMT$4,000$0
Mark BegichDAK$48,725$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$48,700$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$29,800$0
Roy BluntRMO$7,500$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$25,700$0
John BoozmanRAR$8,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$48,050$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$45,750$0
Richard BurrRNC$500$0
Maria CantwellDWA$1,222$0
Ben CardinDMD$38,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$13,100$0
Bob CaseyDPA$22,750$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,000$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$10,100$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$12,200$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$22,000$0
Bob CorkerRTN$3,500$0
John CornynRTX$1,000$0
Mike CrapoRID$2,000$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,000$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$26,000$0
Dick DurbinDIL$22,850$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$25,922$0
Deb FischerRNE$0$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$2,500$0
Al FrankenDMN$17,950$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$22,522$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,500$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$9,800$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$13,000$0
Tom HarkinDIA$6,280$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$18,850$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$29,000$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$23,472$0
Dean HellerRNV$5,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$33,868$0
John HoevenRND$1,500$0
Jim InhofeROK$3,500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$6,500$0
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,000$0
Tim KaineDVA$28,600$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$6,500$0
Mark KirkRIL$12,000$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$19,722$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$38,500$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$16,500$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$40,500$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$44,075$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$44,372$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,200$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$22,000$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$24,000$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$36,250$0
Jerry MoranRKS$17,700$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Chris MurphyDCT$39,700$0
Patty MurrayDWA$49,450$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$33,500$0
Rand PaulRKY$0$0
Rob PortmanROH$8,440$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$36,250$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$16,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$43,000$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$5,439$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$8,500$0
Marco RubioRFL$5,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$17,600$0
Brian SchatzDHI$28,250$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$28,900$0
Tim ScottRSC$2,000$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$22,750$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$22,772$0
Jon TesterDMT$32,600$0
John ThuneRSD$10,000$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,000$0
Mark UdallDCO$26,200$0
Tom UdallDNM$22,000$0
David VitterRLA$1,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$26,950$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$41,800$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$10,500$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
Ron WydenDOR$22,800$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Federal employees unions$1,285,123
Health & welfare policy$399,280
Military$250,051
Defense policy, hawks$3,200

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Military$250,051
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