Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 4243 - VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

November 13, 2017 8:10 PM

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Crist (FL)

#11

LATE Requires the Secretary to consider the present and future disaster mitigation needs of Veterans Integrated Service Networks or Medical Facilities.

Crist (FL)

#12

LATE Requires the Secretary to consider the unique ability of the federal government to retain a presence in an area with a high concentration of veterans.

Delaney (MD), Cole (OK)

#2

Directs the VA Secretary to include in his recommendations the extent to which any action taken would impact access to mental health services for veterans.

Delaney (MD), Cole (OK)

#3

Requires that at least one member of the Commission has experience providing medical treatment to veterans.

Gaetz (FL)

#6

Authorizes VA health care providers to give recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in federally approved clinical trials, including federally approved marijuana clinical trials, when assessing and filling gaps in the Department’s ability to furnish health care or medical services to veterans.

Lujan Grisham (NM)

#4

States that the Secretary of the VA and Commission are prohibited from recommending any action that would reduce VA healthcare services or access to those services to veterans and/or their eligible family members.

Lujan Grisham (NM)

#8

Requires the Commission to consider if unused or underutilized facilities could be utilized by Veteran Service Organizations.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#9

Seeks to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs evaluates all local VA property for reuse prior to the lease, purchase or building of new property.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#10

Seeks to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs uses the Enhanced Use Lease process to put National Historic Landmark property in its possession back into the service of veterans.

Roe (TN)

#1

MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Strikes Paragraph (c) of Section 104 and strikes Sections 201, 202, 204, and 205 from the Committee Print version of the bill as a result of unexpected significant mandatory score implications.

Walz (MN)

#5

Strikes section 105(d) of the bill and prevents the obligation or expenditure of funds to close VHA facilities unless funds are specifically appropriated for the closure or realignment of such facilities.

Walz (MN)

#7

Strikes title I of the bill.