H.R. 974 — BRAVE Act

Kathleen Rice (Democrat – New York) introduced H.R. 974 to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs, when awarding contracts, to give preference to applicants based on the percentage of the offeror’s full-time employees who are veterans. The bill also allows the VA to ban a contractor for at least 5 years if they are found to willfully misrepresent the veteran status if its employees. Continue reading

H.R. 244 HIRE Vets Acts

Paul Cook (Republican – California) introduced the “Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017” or the “HIRE Vets Act”, to direct the Department of Labor to establish a program to recruit, employ and retain veterans and provide community and charitable services supporting the veteran community. Continue reading

H.R. 609 -To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic”

Mike Kelly (Republican – Pennsylvania) introduced H.R. 609 to name the Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler, County, Pennsylvania as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic” Continue reading

Week of February 6, 2017 – Bills that Progressed in Congress

The following items are bills and resolutions that passed either the House of Representatives or Senate, or both and submitted to the President in the past week. Continue reading

H. J. Res. 37 -Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation

Virginia Foxx (Republican – North Carolina) introduced House Joint Resolution 37 to nullify the rule submitted by the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Continue reading