H. Rept. 115-693 1 (2018-05-21)

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                     115TH CONGRESS                                          REPORT
                        2d Session     HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES              115-693







                        VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL-SURGICAL PURCHASING
                                           STABILIZATION ACT



                      MAY 21, 2018.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of
                                        the Union and ordered to be printed



                      Mr. ROE of Tennessee, from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
                                           submitted the following


                                              REPORT

                                            [To accompany H.R. 5418]

                               [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                       The Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to whom was referred the
                     bill (H.R. 5418) to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry
                     out the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program using multiple
                     prime vendors, having considered the same, report favorably there-
                     on without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                                                  CONTENTS
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                     Purpose and  Sum m ary  ...........................................................................................  2
                     Background and  Need  for  Legislation  ...................................................................  2
                     H e a rin g s  ...................................................................................................................  3
                     Subcom m ittee  Consideration  .................................................................................  4
                     C om m ittee  C onsideration  .......................................................................................  4
                     C om m ittee  V otes  ......................................................................................................  4
                     Com m ittee  Oversight  Findings  ...............................................................................  4
                     Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives ....................................  4
                     New Budget Authority, Entitlement Authority, and Tax Expenditures .............     4
                     Earm arks  and  Tax  and  Tariff  Benefits  .................................................................  4
                     Com m ittee  Cost  E stim ate  .......................................................................................  4
                     Congressional Budget Office  Estim ate  ...................................................................  5
                     Federal M andates  Statem ent  ................................................................................  5
                     A dvisory  Com m ittee  Statem ent  .............................................................................  6
                     Constitutional Authority  Statem ent  ......................................................................  6
                     Applicability  to  Legislative  Branch  .......................................................................  6
                     Statement on  Duplication  of Federal Programs   ....................................................  6
                     Disclosure  of Directed  Rulem aking  ........................................................................  6
                     Section-by-Section  Analysis of the  Legislation  ......................................................  6
                     Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill as Reported ......................................  7


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