H.R. 3236 - Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015

Transportation and public works. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, to provide resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care services, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on July 30, 2015.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 91 voted NO: 4
5 voted present/not voting

Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015

H.R. 3236 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, to provide resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care services, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, to provide resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care services, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
  • VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
  • Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
  • VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
  • Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
  • VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
  • Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
  • VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
  • Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
Sponsor
Bill Shuster
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Appropriations
  • Aviation and airports
  • Budget process
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Digestive and metabolic diseases
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Emergency planning and evacuation
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Foreign and international banking
  • Government information and archives
  • Government trust funds
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Hospital care
  • Housing finance and home ownership
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Marine and inland water transportation
  • Military medicine
  • Motor carriers
  • Oil and gas
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Public transit
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Roads and highways
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Transfer and inheritance taxes
  • Transportation programs funding
  • Transportation safety and security
  • User charges and fees
  • Veterans' medical care
  • Wetlands
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced7/28/2015
Referred to Committee
Passed House7/29/2015
Passed Senate7/30/2015
Signed by President7/31/2015
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Passage: H R 3236 Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 20157/29/2015This bill PASSED the House
385 voted YES 34 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage of the Bill H.R. 32367/30/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
91 voted YES 4 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/28/2015
7/28/2015Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology, Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
7/28/2015Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 388 Reported to House. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bills are waived. For H.R. 1994, The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. No amendment will be in order except those printed in the report accompanying the resolution .
7/28/2015Introduced in House
7/29/2015Rule H. Res. 388 passed House.
7/29/2015Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 388.
7/29/2015Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bills are waived. For H.R. 1994, The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. No amendment will be in order except those printed in the report accompanying the resolution .
7/29/2015QUESTION OF CONSIDERATION - The Chair announced that the bill contained an emergency designation pursuant to section 4(g)(1) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 and accordingly, the Chair would put the question of consideration under section 4(g)(2) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010. By voice vote, the Chair announced that the question of consideration had been decided in the affirmative.
7/29/2015DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3236.
7/29/2015The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7/29/2015Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7/29/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
7/29/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/29/2015On Passage: H R 3236 Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
7/30/2015Message on Senate action sent to the House.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage7/30/2015On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236
Presented to President7/31/2015Presented to President.
Signed7/31/2015Signed by President.
Enacted7/31/2015Became Public Law No: 114-41.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Military
Average given to Senators who voted:
166% more
$2,849
YES$2,849
$1,072
NO$1,072

opposed this bill

Municipal & county government organizations
Average given to Senators who voted:
$3
YES$3
$0
NO$0
1 Organization Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015: On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236

1 organization supported this bill

American Legion
American Legion (2015, July 30). Legion commends Congress for VA Bill, Choice Reforms. Retrieved July 31, 2015, from PR Newswire.

1 organization opposed this bill

National League of Cities 
National League of Cities (2015, July 30). Cities Disappointed Congress Passes Yet Another Short-Term Extension to Fund Transportation Bill. Retrieved July 31, 2015, from NLC.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,000$0Not Voting
Kelly AyotteRNH$6,395$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$4,550$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$1,000$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,130$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$5,400$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$5,850$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,700$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$1,200$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,925$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$7,062$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$525$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,000$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$1,000$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$1,750$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$3,350$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$3,850$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,050$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$500$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$628$0No
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$11,850$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$16,082$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$1,700$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$2,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$805$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$2,080$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,125$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$970$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$5,119$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$550$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$4,660$0Not Voting
Chuck GrassleyRIA$450$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$200$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$700$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$1,750$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$250$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$8,250$0Yes
John HoevenRND$500$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$900$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$800$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$2,300$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$30,750$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$500$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$250$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,000$0Yes
James LankfordROK$550$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,750$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$1,460$0No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,300$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$3,955$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,000$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$6,950$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$500$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0Not Voting
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$1,000$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$1,674$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,450$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$3,753$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$5,950$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$9,150$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,560$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,250$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$0Yes
Jim RischRID$500$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,100$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$2,600$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$5,402$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$2,650$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$1,950$0No
Brian SchatzDHI$5,875$0Not Voting
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$1,500$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$250$0No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,465$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$-1,750$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$6,950$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$1,788$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$5,350$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$4,852$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$5,000$0Not Voting
Mark R. WarnerDVA$9,750$250Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$13,143$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$490$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$750$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$300$0Yes

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,000$0Not Voting
Kelly AyotteRNH$6,395$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$4,550$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$1,000$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,130$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$5,400$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$5,850$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,700$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$1,200$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,925$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$7,062$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$525$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,000$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$1,000$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$1,750$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$3,350$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$3,850$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$4,050$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$500$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$628$0No
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$11,850$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$16,082$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$1,700$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$2,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$805$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$2,080$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,125$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$970$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$5,119$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$550$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$4,660$0Not Voting
Chuck GrassleyRIA$450$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$200$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$700$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$1,750$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$250$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$8,250$0Yes
John HoevenRND$500$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$900$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$800$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$2,300$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$30,750$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$500$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$250$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,000$0Yes
James LankfordROK$550$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,750$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$1,460$0No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,300$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$3,955$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,000$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$6,950$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$500$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0Not Voting
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$1,000$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$1,674$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,450$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$3,753$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$5,950$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$9,150$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,560$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,250$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$0Yes
Jim RischRID$500$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,100$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$2,600$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$5,402$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$2,650$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$1,950$0No
Brian SchatzDHI$5,875$0Not Voting
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$1,500$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$250$0No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,465$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$-1,750$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$6,950$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$1,788$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$5,350$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$4,852$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$5,000$0Not Voting
Mark R. WarnerDVA$9,750$250Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$13,143$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$490$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$750$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$300$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Military$280,073

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Municipal & county government organizations$250
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