S. 2969 - Veterans' Medical Personnel Recruitment and Retention Act of 2008

Veterans. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the capacity of the Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain nurses and other critical health-care professionals, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
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Veterans' Medical Personnel Recruitment and Retention Act of 2008

S. 2969 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the capacity of the Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain nurses and other critical health-care professionals, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the capacity of the Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain nurses and other critical health-care professionals, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Veterans' Medical Personnel Recruitment and Retention Act of 2008
  • Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2008
Sponsor
Daniel Akaka
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Veterans
    • Civil service retirement
    • Congress
    • Congressional oversight
    • Dentists
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Education
    • Education of the disadvantaged
    • Employee selection
    • Executive departments
    • Federal employees
    • Federal officials
    • Government employees
    • Higher education
    • Hours of labor
    • Medical care
    • Medical education
    • Medical personnel
    • Medicine
    • Nurses
    • Part-time employment
    • Pharmacists
    • Physicians
    • Recruiting of employees
    • Salaries
    • Scholarships
    • Student loan funds
    • Veterans' medical care
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced5/01/2008
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced5/01/2008
    5/01/2008Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3716-3717)
    5/01/2008Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
    Put on a legislative calendar6/26/2008Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
    9/18/2008Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Akaka with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 110-473. Supplemental views filed.
    Put on a legislative calendar9/18/2008Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1034.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from Nurses, which…

    supported this bill

    Nurses$840,160
    $840,160

    6 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2008

    6 organizations supported this bill

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    (n.d.). Witness Testimony. Retrieved n.d., from .
    American Legion
    (n.d.). Testimony of Joseph Wilson. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Disabled American Veterans
    (n.d.). Testimony of Joy J. Ilem. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Paralyzed Veterans of America
    (n.d.). Testimony of Carl Blake. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
    (n.d.). Testimony of Christopher Needham. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Vietnam Veterans of America
    (n.d.). Testimony Summary. Retrieved n.d., from .

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from Nurses interest groups, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$5,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$11,500$0
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
    John BarrassoRWY$9,500$0
    Max BaucusDMT$23,500$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$3,000$0
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0
    Joe BidenDDE$0$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$14,000$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$4,500$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$3,900$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$38,500$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
    Jim BunningRKY$250$0
    Richard BurrRNC$1,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$2,000$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$3,950$0
    Ben CardinDMD$10,750$0
    Tom CarperDDE$4,330$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$14,150$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$3,300$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$29,540$0
    Tom CoburnROK$3,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$2,500$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$1,700$0
    Susan CollinsRME$19,750$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$23,750$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$6,750$0
    John CornynRTX$14,250$0
    Larry CraigRID$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$8,500$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$1,450$0
    Chris DoddDCT$7,000$0
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$2,560$0
    Pete DomeniciRNM$2,000$0
    Byron DorganDND$19,050$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$14,250$0
    John EnsignRNV$5,000$0
    Mike EnziRWY$10,000$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$10,950$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,750$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,500$0
    Judd GreggRNH$15,000$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$20,500$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$8,000$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$7,050$0
    Jim InhofeROK$1,750$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$13,000$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$750$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$15,250$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$10,000$0
    John KerryDMA$14,200$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$18,750$0
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$12,250$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$14,300$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$2,000$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$250$0
    Carl LevinDMI$4,250$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$8,500$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$25,500$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$2,000$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,500$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$23,700$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,000$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$16,750$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$15,750$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$9,000$0
    Barack ObamaDIL$11,500$0
    Mark PryorDAR$3,000$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,300$0
    Harry ReidDNV$9,750$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$12,900$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$6,000$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$8,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$6,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$4,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$3,000$0
    Gordon SmithROR$4,000$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$6,000$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$27,500$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$13,000$0
    Ted StevensRAK$300$0
    John SununuRNH$4,500$0
    Jon TesterDMT$5,500$0
    John ThuneRSD$9,980$0
    David VitterRLA$4,600$0
    George VoinovichROH$4,500$0
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,000$0
    Roger WickerRMS$7,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$9,950$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$5,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$11,500$0
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
    John BarrassoRWY$9,500$0
    Max BaucusDMT$23,500$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$3,000$0
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0
    Joe BidenDDE$0$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$14,000$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$4,500$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$3,900$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$38,500$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
    Jim BunningRKY$250$0
    Richard BurrRNC$1,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$2,000$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$3,950$0
    Ben CardinDMD$10,750$0
    Tom CarperDDE$4,330$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$14,150$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$3,300$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$29,540$0
    Tom CoburnROK$3,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$2,500$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$1,700$0
    Susan CollinsRME$19,750$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$23,750$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$6,750$0
    John CornynRTX$14,250$0
    Larry CraigRID$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$8,500$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$1,450$0
    Chris DoddDCT$7,000$0
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$2,560$0
    Pete DomeniciRNM$2,000$0
    Byron DorganDND$19,050$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$14,250$0
    John EnsignRNV$5,000$0
    Mike EnziRWY$10,000$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$10,950$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,750$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,500$0
    Judd GreggRNH$15,000$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$20,500$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$8,000$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$7,050$0
    Jim InhofeROK$1,750$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$13,000$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$750$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$15,250$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$10,000$0
    John KerryDMA$14,200$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$18,750$0
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$12,250$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$14,300$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$2,000$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$250$0
    Carl LevinDMI$4,250$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$8,500$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$25,500$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$2,000$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,500$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$23,700$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,000$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$16,750$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$15,750$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$9,000$0
    Barack ObamaDIL$11,500$0
    Mark PryorDAR$3,000$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,300$0
    Harry ReidDNV$9,750$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$12,900$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$6,000$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$8,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$6,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$4,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$3,000$0
    Gordon SmithROR$4,000$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$6,000$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$27,500$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$13,000$0
    Ted StevensRAK$300$0
    John SununuRNH$4,500$0
    Jon TesterDMT$5,500$0
    John ThuneRSD$9,980$0
    David VitterRLA$4,600$0
    George VoinovichROH$4,500$0
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,000$0
    Roger WickerRMS$7,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$9,950$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Nurses$840,160

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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