Summary

2/4/2013--Reported to House without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Veteran Emergency... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on Feb 12, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. ASSISTING VETERANS WITH MILITARY EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING TO MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING CIVILIAN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS.

(a) In General.--Part B of title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 243 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 314 the following:

``SEC. 315. ASSISTING VETERANS WITH MILITARY EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING TO MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING CIVILIAN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS.

``(a) Program.--The Secretary shall establish a program consisting of awarding demonstration grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures in order to assist veterans who completed military emergency medical technician training while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States to meet certification, licensure, and other requirements applicable to becoming an emergency medical technician in the State. ``(b) Use of Funds.--Amounts received as a demonstration grant under this section shall be used to prepare and implement a plan to streamline State requirements and procedures as described in subsection (a), including by-- ``(1) determining the extent to which the requirements for the education, training, and skill level of emergency medical technicians in the State are equivalent to...

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Nation

578 Supporting
45 Opposing
93% 7%

State: CA

27 Supporting
1 Opposing
96% 4%

District: 1st

2 Supporting
0 Opposing
100% 0%

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Organizations Supporting

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.

Organizations Opposing

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Users Supporting

I support H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because...I am a Combat Medic currently serving in the Army. I have spent plenty of time volunteering as an EMT-Basic and enjoyed every minute of it. I know when I get out of the Army in two years that I want to be a Paramedic as a career choice. If this bill allows me to better achieve that goal by serving my community in Emergency Medicine I will do everything it takes to get this passed!

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bweedie
IL-13
2 years ago

I support H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because...Not only am I a Vet, I am also a Combat Medic. I was recently on orders with the Colorado Army National Guard as a Medical Readiness NCO. I've been out of work since the 01 FEB 2013, I will be back on orders for the last time 14 FEB-08 MAR 2013, but after this last set of orders I will be unemployed. I have applied to over 50 different jobs with no luck. As much as I would like to have my job (Medical Readiness NCO) continue with the Colorado National Guard, I have been told that the position I'm in was reallocated, several years ago) by our Joint Forces Headquarters. I would just like to continue in my field of expertise, but it is next to impossible to find a job. In my most recent job interview, I truly believe that my military background was an 'issue" since I was repeatedly asked if I was going to 'deploy'. That company implied that I would be a liability because I responded to a question regarding my continued employment in the COARNG and if I deployed they would lose the money they would've invested in me for training. Thank you for your time, Matthew C. Wolf 720-545-8895

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CO
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Armyguyinlongmont
CO-4
2 years ago

I support H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because we need their skills and they need jobs. This is a win-win for everyone.

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TX
24
CrabcakeGirl
TX-24
2 years ago

I support H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because of all the people in this country who deserve the best medical treatment it is our Vets, and they get the poorest. Medicaid and Medicare, generational welfare, recipients get better care. While this bill is not enough, it is a good start!

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AL
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LRStephens
AL-3
2 years ago

I support H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because... Why would we punish our vets in this manner?

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MD
3
denisecurry
MD-3
2 years ago

I support H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because... I support any bill that will help our military to transition to civilian jobs more easily.

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MO
7
Zxanth
MO-7
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because... This bill seems to be a state issue, rather than a Federal issue. If specific states see a need to speed up certification of Emergency technicians, let them do so with State revenue instead of Federal funds.

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CO
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JuliaK
CO-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because...The Federal Government should stay out of things that are handled by the States. The Federal Government is into far too many things now, and this is one more intrusion in to States rights. While I fully support finding a way to have our military EMTs find a faster path into the same work outside the military, this is NOT the way to do it. Bigger government always means smaller citizens, and I am very tired of the continued growth and intrusion of the Federal Government into the everyday lives of its citizens, and interfering with the things that should be handled by the states. When will you start shrinking Federal power and growth?

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WI
8
DM1Lund
WI-8
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because... Veterans with PTSD or similar should be excluded from public emergency services.

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CA
3
pkeyrich
CA-3
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because I do not support any legislation whereby the federal government usurps powers not delegated to them by taking money from the public and distributing to state to coerce specific action.

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VA
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Scooternew
VA-9
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013. Although I feel this is a great idea, we do not have the money. There are other ways to allow trained veterans to be able to qualify to work in their home states.

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TN
3
JeanBarnes
TN-3
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 235: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 because...the Federal Government should stay out of things that are handled by the States. The Federal Government is into far too many things now, and this is one more intrusion in to States rights. While I fully support finding a way to have our military EMTs find a faster path into the same work outside the military, this is NOT the way to do it. Bigger government always means smaller citizens, and I am very tired of the continued growth and intrusion of the Federal Government into the everyday lives of its citizens, and interfering with the things that should be handled by the states. When will you start shrinking Federal power and growth?

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TX
32
bornaviator
TX-32
2 years ago

Bill Summary

2/4/2013--Reported to House without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a demonstration program for states with a shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to streamline state requirements and procedures to assist veterans who completed military EMT training while serving in the Armed Forces to meet state EMT certification, licensure, and other requirements. Authorizations appropriations for this Act out of funding for area health education centers.

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