Thursday, April 14, 2005

On Veterans: Presented without Comment

Bill Number: HR 2116
Date: 09/21/1999
Sponsor: Motion to suspend the Rules introduced by Stump, R-AZ, Bill introduced by Stearns, R-FL
Roll Call Number: 0427

Motion to suspend the rules agreed to Full Member List
Representative Peter T. King voted NO.
Vote on motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] to expand long-term care for veterans.HR 2116: A bill to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to establish a program of extended care services for veterans and to make other improvements in health care programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Vote on motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] to expand long-term care services for veterans and also allow the VA to try and generate increased revenue to assist in paying for health care costs. Among other provisions the bill would also the time to be extended that the VA could lease facilities, space, or land to private companies from 35 to 75 years. [A motion to suspend the rules requires a 2/3rds majority of those present and voting [277 in this instance] for passage of the measure.]Motion to suspend the Rules introduced by Stump, R-AZ, Bill introduced by Stearns, R-FL(Motion to suspend the rules agreed to 369-46 on 9/21/99)

Bill Status: Bill Number: HR 2116 - 106th Congress (1999-2000)
House Passage Vote: 09/21/1999 - Outcome: Passed
Senate Passage Vote: 11/05/1999 - Outcome: Passed
House Conference Report Vote: 11/16/1999 - Outcome: Passed Senate Conference Report Vote: 11/19/1999 - Outcome: Passed
Presidential Action: Signed on 11/30/1999
Public Law Number: 106-117

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