CD080: The July Laws

This episode examines three bills that passed Congress in July and have since become law. The first new law will give veterans quicker access to health care. The second new law is designed to provide job training to poor people, but a hidden provision will likely take us one step closer to 1984. The third new law is another glaring example of this Congress failing to do its job. Also, Jen tells you her plans for Congressional Dish’s future.

July Bills that Became Law

H.R. 3230 Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

The bill passed the Senate on July 31st by a vote of 91-3.

The bill passed the House of Representatives on July 30 by a vote of 420-5.

  • Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina’s statement

H.R. 803 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

This bill was originally passed on March 15, 2013 as the SKILLS Act and was discussed in episode CD018: The Ryan Budget.

The bill that became law was drastically different.

Job Training Programs

Jobs Corps

Adult Education Program


H.R. 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014

Written by Rep. Dave Camp (MI-4)


Also Discussed In This Episode

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Music in this Episode

Intro and Exit Music: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

The Veteran by E.J. Fortin (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Let Their Heads Roll by Jack Erdie (found on Music Alley by mevio)