Clerk session vote number: 377
Description: Veterans Appeal Improvement Act
Bill summary: Veterans Appeals Improvement Act of 2011 - Provides that if a veteran claimant or representative submits new evidence in support of a case for which a substantive appeal has been filed to the Board of Veterans' Appeals, such evidence shall be submitted directly to the Board and not to the agency of jurisdiction, unless the claimant or representative requests that the evidence first be reviewed by the agency of jurisdiction.
Bill titles: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the appeals process of the Department of Veterans Affairs.; To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the appeals process of the Department of Veterans Affairs and to establish a commission to study judicial review of the determination of veterans' benefits.
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov