Summary

                            To increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, to improve the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December
1, 2017, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation
for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and
dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.

Each such increase shall be the same percentage as the increase in benefits
provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the
Social Security Act, on the same effective date.



                        

Actions

  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    May 24th, 2017
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    May 23rd, 2017
  • On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4476)

    May 23rd, 2017
  • Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

    May 23rd, 2017
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1329.

    May 23rd, 2017
  • Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4476-4477)

    May 23rd, 2017
  • Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

    May 23rd, 2017
  • The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

    May 23rd, 2017
  • Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 83.

    May 19th, 2017
  • Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-134.

    May 19th, 2017
  • Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-134.

    May 19th, 2017
  • Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

    May 17th, 2017
  • Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    May 17th, 2017
  • Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .

    Apr 27th, 2017
  • Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Apr 27th, 2017
  • Subcommittee Hearings Held.

    Apr 5th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

    Mar 9th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017