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2009-S597 on Mar 16, 2009


Source: S.597
    A bill to expand and improve health care services available to women veterans, especially those serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to:
  1. report on barriers to the receipt of comprehensive health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encountered by women veterans, especially those of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom;
  2. provide for an independent study on health consequences for women veterans serving on active duty in deployments in such Operations; and
  3. report on the employment of full-time managers for women veterans programs at VA medical centers.
    Requires the Secretary to:
  1. develop a plan to improve the provision of VA health care services to women veterans;
  2. carry out a program of education, training, certification, and continuing medical education for mental health professionals providing care for veterans suffering from sexual trauma;
  3. carry out a pilot program of providing reintegration and readjustment services in group retreat settings to women veterans recently separated from service after a prolonged deployment; and
  4. carry out a pilot program on subsidies for child care for certain women veterans receiving health care from VA facilities.
Requires women veterans recently separated from service to be included on the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans and the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans.

Authorizes the Secretary to furnish care to a newborn child of a woman veteran receiving VA maternity care for up to seven days after the birth of the child.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: More federal funding for health coverage Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Expand health services for women veterans (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill expanding health services for women veterans (Score: 1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-S597

Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator
Jeff Bingaman s1sNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator
Frank Lautenberg s1sNJ Democratic Sr Senator
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator
Jeff Merkley s1sOR Democratic Jr Senator
Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator
Patty Murray s2pWA Democratic Sr Senator
John Rockefeller s1sWV Democratic Sr Senator
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator



Republicans participating in 2009-S597

Susan Collins s1sME Republican Jr Senator
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1sTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring)
Lisa Murkowski s1sAK Republican Sr Senator
Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator



Independents participating in 2009-S597



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 17
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0


















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