S. 1477 - Serve Veterans First Act of 2017

Armed forces and national security. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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A bill to prohibit the use of official time for labor organizing activities by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs unless all veterans seeking hospital care or medical services from the Department are able to schedule their appointments within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to prohibit the use of official time for labor organizing activities by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs unless all veterans seeking hospital care or medical services from the Department are able to schedule their appointments within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Serve Veterans First Act of 2017

S. 1477 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to prohibit the use of official time for labor organizing activities by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs unless all veterans seeking hospital care or medical services from the Department are able to schedule their appointments within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit the use of official time for labor organizing activities by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs unless all veterans seeking hospital care or medical services from the Department are able to schedule their appointments within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Serve Veterans First Act of 2017
  • Serve Veterans First Act of 2017
  • Serve Veterans First Act of 2017
Sponsor
Jeff Flake
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Armed forces and national security
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
    • Government studies and investigations
    • Health care coverage and access
    • Labor-management relations
    • Veterans' medical care
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      Major Actions
      Introduced6/29/2017
      Referred to Committee
      Bill History

      There have been no votes on this bill.

      ActionDateDescription
      Introduced6/29/2017
      6/29/2017Introduced in Senate
      6/29/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
      NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

      Total contributions given to Senators from Republican/Conservative, which…

      support this bill

      Republican/Conservative$14,205,818
      $14,205,818

      1 Organization Supports and 0 Oppose; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Serve Veterans First Act of 2017

      1 organization support this bill

      Competitive Enterprise Institute
      Kovacs, Trey (2017, June 29). New Bill Requires VA Employees to Serve Veterans Instead of Union. Retrieved July 3, 2017, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.

      0 organizations oppose this bill

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from Republican/Conservative interest groups, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Support
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Oppose
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,050$0
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
      John BarrassoRWY$18,900$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
      Roy BluntRMO$130,836$0
      Cory A. BookerDNJ$6,100$0
      John BoozmanRAR$20,232$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
      Richard BurrRNC$134,199$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
      Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$113,725$0
      Ben CardinDMD$0$0
      Tom CarperDDE$0$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$10,000$0
      Bill CassidyRLA$303,273$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$7,250$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$21,650$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$28,370$0
      John CornynRTX$78,605$0
      Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,516$0
      Tom CottonRAR$1,229,842$0
      Mike CrapoRID$36,594$0
      Ted CruzRTX$1,875,947$0
      Steve DainesRMT$224,025$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
      Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0
      Joni ErnstRIA$174,861$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$0
      Deb FischerRNE$185,221$0
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,342,999$0
      Al FrankenDMN$0$0
      Cory GardnerRCO$392,155$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$-35$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,088$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$150,779$0
      Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$0
      Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$21,500$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
      Dean HellerRNV$129,337$0
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
      John HoevenRND$15,400$0
      Jim InhofeROK$48,174$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$35,445$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$796,764$0
      Tim KaineDVA$100$0
      John KennedyRLA$16,500$0
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
      James LankfordROK$142,490$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
      Mike LeeRUT$727,234$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
      John McCainRAZ$171,070$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$228,606$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$7,700$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$38,750$0
      Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
      Rand PaulRKY$447,992$0
      David PerdueRGA$199,928$0
      Gary C. PetersDMI$0$0
      Rob PortmanROH$205,086$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
      Jim RischRID$45,587$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$92,967$0
      Mike RoundsRSD$63,381$0
      Marco RubioRFL$850,205$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
      Ben SasseRNE$691,801$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,500$0
      Tim ScottRSC$263,161$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,700$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
      Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
      Dan SullivanRAK$596,373$0
      Jon TesterDMT$0$0
      John ThuneRSD$166,033$0
      Thom TillisRNC$218,634$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,278,152$0
      Tom UdallDNM$2,000$0
      Chris Van HollenDMD$0$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,700$0
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,550$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$2,000$0
      Ron WydenDOR$0$0
      Todd YoungRIN$139,816$0

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      Legislator Filters
      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Support
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Oppose
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,050$0
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
      John BarrassoRWY$18,900$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
      Roy BluntRMO$130,836$0
      Cory A. BookerDNJ$6,100$0
      John BoozmanRAR$20,232$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
      Richard BurrRNC$134,199$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
      Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$113,725$0
      Ben CardinDMD$0$0
      Tom CarperDDE$0$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$10,000$0
      Bill CassidyRLA$303,273$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$7,250$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$21,650$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$28,370$0
      John CornynRTX$78,605$0
      Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,516$0
      Tom CottonRAR$1,229,842$0
      Mike CrapoRID$36,594$0
      Ted CruzRTX$1,875,947$0
      Steve DainesRMT$224,025$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
      Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0
      Joni ErnstRIA$174,861$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$0
      Deb FischerRNE$185,221$0
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,342,999$0
      Al FrankenDMN$0$0
      Cory GardnerRCO$392,155$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$-35$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,088$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$150,779$0
      Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$0
      Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$21,500$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
      Dean HellerRNV$129,337$0
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
      John HoevenRND$15,400$0
      Jim InhofeROK$48,174$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$35,445$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$796,764$0
      Tim KaineDVA$100$0
      John KennedyRLA$16,500$0
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
      James LankfordROK$142,490$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
      Mike LeeRUT$727,234$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
      John McCainRAZ$171,070$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$228,606$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$7,700$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$38,750$0
      Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
      Rand PaulRKY$447,992$0
      David PerdueRGA$199,928$0
      Gary C. PetersDMI$0$0
      Rob PortmanROH$205,086$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
      Jim RischRID$45,587$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$92,967$0
      Mike RoundsRSD$63,381$0
      Marco RubioRFL$850,205$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
      Ben SasseRNE$691,801$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,500$0
      Tim ScottRSC$263,161$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,700$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
      Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
      Dan SullivanRAK$596,373$0
      Jon TesterDMT$0$0
      John ThuneRSD$166,033$0
      Thom TillisRNC$218,634$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,278,152$0
      Tom UdallDNM$2,000$0
      Chris Van HollenDMD$0$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,700$0
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,550$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$2,000$0
      Ron WydenDOR$0$0
      Todd YoungRIN$139,816$0

      Interest Groups that support this bill

      $ Donated
      Republican/Conservative$14,205,818

      Interest Groups that oppose this bill

      $ Donated
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