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H.R.1492: To establish the Commission on America and its Veterans.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Jim McDermott, D-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 21 (17 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action April 26, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Establishes as an independent commission the Commission on America and its Veterans to: (1) submit to the President and Congress suggestions for ceremonies and events to acknowledge the wars recently fought and the heroism displayed by members of the Armed Forces; (2) report to the President and Congress on Commission findings, conclusions, and recommendations with respect to any deficiency in how the United States welcomes back such members; (3) begin convening conversations on the effect of war on members, their families, and the local communities, as well as addressing the reintegration experience and the gap between the military, veterans, and civilian life; and (4) submit to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) recommendations regarding activities of the Office of Armed Services and Veterans Public Outreach (established under this Act).

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
April 11, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
April 11, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs