Amendment Text: S.Amdt.2795 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 2790. Mr. BLUMENTHAL (for himself, Ms. Snowe, and Mr. Begich) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a 
veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie 
on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. __. VICTORY FOR VETERANS STAMP.

       (a) In General.--Title 39, United States Code, is amended 
     by inserting after section 414 the following:

     ``Sec. 414a. Victory for Veterans stamp

       ``(a) In order to provide members of the public an 
     opportunity to honor their veterans by supporting veterans' 
     employment programs, to reduce the deficit, and to preserve 
     the vital role of the United States Postal Service, the 
     Postal Service shall issue a special stamp (referred to in 
     this section as the `Victory for Veterans Stamp') in 
     accordance with the provisions of this section.
       ``(b) The Victory for Veterans Stamp--
       ``(1) shall not be valid for purposes of postage; and
       ``(2) shall be offered at a cost equal to 25 cents.
       ``(c)(1) The amounts becoming available from the sale of 
     the Victory for Veterans Stamp shall be used as follows:
       ``(A) One-third of such amounts shall be transferred to the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of funding 
     vocational rehabilitation programs for veterans under chapter 
     31 of title 38.
       ``(B) One-third of such amounts shall be transferred to the 
     general fund of the Treasury for purposes of deficit 
     reduction.
       ``(C) One-third of such amounts shall be used by the Postal 
     Service to satisfy obligations incurred under section 2005.
       ``(2) Amounts transferred under this subsection to an 
     agency under paragraph (1)(A) or (1)(B) shall be made under 
     such arrangements as the Postal Service shall by mutual 
     agreement with such agency establish in order to carry out 
     the purposes of this section.
       ``(3) For purposes of this section, the term `amounts 
     becoming available from the sale of the Victory for Veterans 
     Stamp' means--
       ``(A) the total amounts received by the Postal Service that 
     it would not have received but for the enactment of this 
     section, reduced by
       ``(B) an amount sufficient to cover reasonable costs 
     incurred by the Postal Service in carrying out this section, 
     including those attributable to the printing, sale, and 
     distribution of the Victory for Veterans Stamp under this 
     section, as determined by the Postal Service under 
     regulations that it shall prescribe.
       ``(d) Amounts transferred under subsection (c)(1)(A) to the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs shall not be taken into 
     account in any decision relating to the level of 
     appropriations or other Federal funding to be furnished in 
     any year to the Department.
       ``(e) The Victory for Veterans Stamp shall be made 
     available to the public beginning on such date as the Postal 
     Service shall by regulation prescribe, but in no event later 
     than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this 
     section.
       ``(f) The Postmaster General shall include in each report 
     rendered under section 2402 information concerning the 
     operation of this section.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for title 
     39, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 414 the following:

``414a. Victory for Veterans stamp.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2791. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. ___. VETERANS EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAM.

       (a) Establishment.--Chapter 36 of title 38, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end of subchapter II the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 3697B. Veterans education outreach program

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall provide funding for 
     offices of veterans affairs at institutions of higher 
     learning, as defined in section 3452(f), in accordance with 
     this section.
       ``(b) Payments to Institutions of Higher Learning.--(1)(A) 
     The Secretary shall, subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, make payments to any institution of higher 
     learning, under and in accordance with this section, during 
     any fiscal year if the number of persons eligible for 
     services from offices assisted under this section at the 
     institution is at least 50, determined in the same manner as 
     the number of eligible veterans or eligible persons is 
     determined under section 3684(c) of this title.
       ``(B) The persons who are eligible for services from the 
     offices assisted under this section are persons receiving 
     educational assistance administered by the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs, including assistance provided under chapter 
     1606 of title 10.
       ``(2) To be eligible for a payment under this section, an 
     institution of higher learning or a consortium of 
     institutions of higher learning, as described in paragraph 
     (3), shall submit an application to the Secretary. The 
     application shall--
       ``(A) set forth such policies, assurances, and procedures 
     that will ensure that--
       ``(i) the funds received by the institution, or each 
     institution in a consortium of institutions described in 
     paragraph (3), under this section will be used solely to 
     carry out this section;
       ``(ii) for enhancing the functions of its veterans 
     education outreach program, the applicant will expend, during 
     the academic year for which a payment is sought, an amount 
     equal to at least the amount of the award under this section 
     from sources other than this or any other Federal program; 
     and
       ``(iii) the applicant will submit to the Secretary such 
     reports as the Secretary may require or as are required by 
     this section;
       ``(B) contain such other statement of policies, assurances, 
     and procedures as the Secretary may require in order to 
     protect the financial interests of the United States;
       ``(C) set forth such plans, policies, assurances, and 
     procedures as will ensure that the applicant will maintain an 
     office of veterans' affairs which has responsibility for--
       ``(i) veterans' certification, outreach, recruitment, and 
     special education programs, including the provision of or 
     referral to educational, vocational, and personal counseling 
     for veterans; and
       ``(ii) providing information regarding other services 
     provided veterans by the Department, including the 
     readjustment counseling program authorized under section 
     1712A of this title and the programs carried out under 
     chapters 41 and 42 of this title; and
       ``(D) be submitted at such time or times, in such manner, 
     in such form, and contain such information as the Secretary 
     determines necessary to carry out the functions of the 
     Secretary under this section.
       ``(3) An institution of higher learning which is eligible 
     for funding under this section and which the Secretary 
     determines cannot feasibly carry out, by itself, any or all 
     of the activities set forth in paragraph (2)(C), may carry 
     out such program or programs through a consortium agreement 
     with one or more other institutions of higher learning in the 
     same community.
       ``(4) The Secretary shall not approve an application under 
     this subsection unless the Secretary determines that the 
     applicant will implement the requirements of paragraph (2)(C) 
     within the first academic year during which it receives a 
     payment under this section.
       ``(c) Amount of Payments.--(1)(A) Subject to subparagraph 
     (B), the amount of the payment which any institution shall 
     receive under this section for any fiscal year shall be

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     $100 for each person who is described in subsection 
     (b)(1)(B).
       ``(B) The maximum amount of payments to any institution of 
     higher learning, or any branch thereof which is located in a 
     community which is different from that in which the parent 
     institution thereof is located, in any fiscal year is 
     $150,000.
       ``(2)(A) The Secretary shall pay to each institution of 
     higher learning which has had an application approved under 
     subsection (b) the amount which it is to receive under this 
     section. If the amount appropriated for any fiscal year is 
     not sufficient to pay the amounts which all such institutions 
     are to receive, the Secretary shall ratably reduce such 
     payments. If any amount becomes available to carry out this 
     section for a fiscal year after such reductions have been 
     imposed, such reduced payments shall be increased on the same 
     basis as they were reduced.
       ``(B) In making payments under this section for any fiscal 
     year, the Secretary shall apportion the appropriation for 
     making such payments, from funds which become available as a 
     result of the limitation on payments set forth in paragraph 
     (1)(B), in an equitable manner.
       ``(d) Coordination and Provision of Assistance, Technical 
     Consultation, and Information.--The Secretary, in carrying 
     out the provisions of this section, shall seek to assure the 
     coordination of programs assisted under this section with 
     other programs carried out by the Department pursuant to this 
     title, and the Secretary shall provide all assistance, 
     technical consultation, and information otherwise authorized 
     by law as necessary to promote the maximum effectiveness of 
     the activities and programs assisted under this section.
       ``(e) Best Practices and Administration.--(1) From the 
     amounts made available for any fiscal year under subsection 
     (f), the Secretary shall retain one percent or $20,000, 
     whichever is less, for the purpose of collecting information 
     about exemplary veterans educational outreach programs and 
     disseminating that information to other institutions of 
     higher learning having such programs on their campuses. Such 
     collection and dissemination shall be done on an annual 
     basis.
       ``(2) From the amounts made available under subsection (f), 
     the Secretary may retain not more than two percent for the 
     purpose of administering this section.
       ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $6,000,000 for 
     fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 3697A 
     the following new item:

``3697B. Veterans education outreach program.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2792. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. ___. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROGRAM TO SECURE JOB 
                   OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Covered veteran.--In this subsection, the term 
     ``covered veteran'' means a veteran with traumatic brain 
     injury or post-traumatic stress disorder.
       (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of Labor, acting through the Assistant Secretary for 
     Disability Employment Policy.
       (3) Veteran.--The term ``veteran'' means a veteran, as 
     defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code.
       (b) Technical Assistance.--The Secretary shall carry out a 
     program through which the Secretary shall--
       (1) provide technical assistance to prospective employers 
     and employers of covered veterans, to enable the prospective 
     employers and employers to employ and retain covered 
     veterans;
       (2) provide technical assistance for entities in the 
     workforce development system, to enable the entities to help 
     covered veterans obtain employment and succeed in that 
     employment;
       (3) receive referrals for technical assistance described in 
     paragraphs (1) and (2) from reserve components described in 
     section 101 of title 10, United States Code, business 
     organizations, and Federal agencies; and
       (4) conduct outreach concerning such technical assistance 
     through regional offices of the Department of Labor.
       (c) Information on Best Practices.--The Secretary shall 
     disseminate information on best practices related to 
     assisting covered veterans in obtaining employment and 
     developing strategies to succeed in that employment. The 
     Secretary shall disseminate the information to business 
     organizations and employers (including veteran-owned 
     businesses), human resource organizations, government 
     agencies, and Federal contractors.
       (d) Interagency Working Group.--
       (1) Establishment of working group.--The Secretary shall 
     establish a working group, consisting of representatives of 
     Federal agencies with programs that assist covered veterans 
     in obtaining or maintaining employment.
       (2) Duties of working group.--The working group shall share 
     information on best practices, share resources, and develop a 
     plan, for providing such assistance to the covered veterans. 
     The working group shall submit the plan to the heads of the 
     Federal agencies.
       (3) Functions of federal agencies.--Each head of a Federal 
     agency receiving the plan shall consider the plan and make 
     appropriate changes to carry out functions that assist 
     covered veterans in obtaining and maintaining employment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2793. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. ___. IMPROVEMENTS TO PLANS FOR VETERANS WITH TRAUMATIC 
                   BRAIN INJURY FOR REHABILITATION AND 
                   REINTEGRATION INTO THE COMMUNITY.

       Section 1710C(b) of title 38, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (5) as 
     paragraphs (5) through (7), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
     paragraphs:
       ``(3) With respect to individuals who are veterans 
     described in subsection (b) of section 3120 of this title, 
     participation in programs of independent living services 
     provided under subsection (a) of such section.
       ``(4) Employment support services provided under section 
     1718(d)(2) of this title.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2794. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other 
purposes; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DISPOSAL OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

       The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration 
     shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs establishing procedures under 
     which a veteran may deliver a controlled substance to an 
     employee of the Veterans Health Administration to be disposed 
     of in accordance with section 302(g) of the Controlled 
     Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 822(g)).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2795. Mr. DeMINT submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK.

       (a) Amendments to the National Labor Relations Act.--
       (1) Rights of employees.--Section 7 of the National Labor 
     Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 157) is amended by striking ``except 
     to'' and all that follows through ``authorized in section 
     8(a)(3)''.
       (2) Unfair labor practices.--Section 8 of the National 
     Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 158) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)(3), by striking ``: Provided, That'' 
     and all that follows through ``retaining membership'';
       (B) in subsection (b)--
       (i) in paragraph (2), by striking ``or to discriminate'' 
     and all that follows through ``retaining membership''; and
       (ii) in paragraph (5), by striking ``covered by an 
     agreement authorized under subsection (a)(3) of this 
     section''; and
       (C) in subsection (f), by striking clause (2) and 
     redesignating clauses (3) and (4) as clauses (2) and (3), 
     respectively.
       (b) Amendment to the Railway Labor Act.--Section 2 of the 
     Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 152) is amended by striking 
     paragraph Eleven.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2796. Mr. HATCH (for himself and Mr. Brown of Massachusetts) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a 
veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie 
on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. ___. EXCLUSION OF MEDICAL DEVICES SOLD UNDER THE TRICARE 
                   FOR LIFE PROGRAM OR VETERAN'S HEALTH CARE 
                   PROGRAMS FROM TAX ON SUCH DEVICES.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (b) of section 4191 of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end 
     the following new paragraph:
       ``(3) Exclusion of medical devices sold under the tricare 
     for life program or veteran's health care programs.--Such 
     term shall not include any device which is sold to 
     individuals covered under the TRICARE for Life program or the 
     veteran's health care program under chapter 17 of title

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     38, United States Code, any portion of the cost of which is 
     paid or reimbursed under either such program.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section 
     shall apply to sales after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2797. Mr. CARPER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of the bill, add the following:

     SEC. __. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS 
                   AFFAIRS ACTIONS ON INELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN 
                   PROPRIETARY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION 
                   FOR PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS OF EDUCATIONAL 
                   ASSISTANCE.

       (a) Department of Veterans Affairs.--
       (1) In general.--Subchapter II of chapter 36 of title 38, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 
     3681 the following new section:

     ``Sec. 3681A. Ineligibility of certain proprietary 
       institutions of higher education for participation in 
       Department of Veterans Affairs programs of educational 
       assistance

       ``(a) In General.--Upon receipt of a notice from the 
     Secretary of Education under clause (iii) of section 
     487(d)(2)(A) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1094(d)(2)(A)) that a proprietary institution of higher 
     education is ineligible for participation in or receipt of 
     funds under any program of Federal educational assistance by 
     reason of such section, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
     shall ensure that no educational assistance under the 
     provisions of law specified in subsection (b) is available or 
     used for education at the institution for the period of 
     institutional fiscal years covered by such notice.
       ``(b) Covered Assistance.--The provisions of law specified 
     in this subsection are the provisions of law on educational 
     assistance through the Department under chapters 30, 31, 32, 
     33, 34, and 35 of this title.
       ``(c) Notice on Ineligibility.--(1) The Secretary of 
     Veterans Affairs shall take appropriate actions to notify 
     persons receiving or eligible for educational assistance 
     under the provisions of law specified in subsection (b) of 
     the application of the limitations in section 487(d)(2) of 
     the Higher Education Act of 1965 to particular proprietary 
     institutions of higher education.
       ``(2) The actions taken under this subsection with respect 
     to a proprietary institution shall include publication, on 
     the Internet website of the Department that provides 
     information to persons described in paragraph (1), of the 
     following:
       ``(A) The name of the institution.
       ``(B) The extent to which the institution failed to meet 
     the requirements of section 487(a)(24) of the Higher 
     Education Act of 1965.
       ``(C) The length of time the institution will be ineligible 
     for participation in or receipt of funds under any program of 
     Federal educational assistance by reason of section 
     487(d)(2)(A) of that Act.
       ``(D) The nonavailability of educational assistance through 
     the Department for enrollment, attendance, or pursuit of a 
     program of education at the institution by reason of such 
     ineligibility.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 36 of such title is amended by inserting 
     after the item relating to section 3681 the following new 
     item:

``3681A. Ineligibility of certain proprietary institutions of higher 
              education for participation in Department of Veterans 
              Affairs programs of educational assistance.''.
       (b) Department of Defense.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 101 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting after section 2008 the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 2008a. Ineligibility of certain proprietary 
       institutions of higher education for participation in 
       Department of Defense programs of educational assistance

       ``(a) In General.--Upon receipt of a notice from the 
     Secretary of Education under clause (iii) of section 
     487(d)(2)(A) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1094(d)(2)(A)) that a proprietary institution of higher 
     education is ineligible for participation in or receipt of 
     funds under any program of Federal educational assistance by 
     reason of such section, the Secretary of Defense shall ensure 
     that no educational assistance under the provisions of law 
     specified in subsection (b) is available or used for 
     education at the institution for the period of institutional 
     fiscal years covered by such notice.
       ``(b) Covered Assistance.--The provisions of law specified 
     in this subsection are the provisions of law on educational 
     assistance through the Department of Defense as follows:
       ``(1) This chapter.
       ``(2) Chapters 105, 106A, 1606, 1607, and 1608 of this 
     title.
       ``(3) Section 1784a of this title.
       ``(c) Notice on Ineligibility.--(1) The Secretary of 
     Defense shall take appropriate actions to notify persons 
     receiving or eligible for educational assistance under the 
     provisions of law specified in subsection (b) of the 
     application of the limitations in section 487(d)(2) of the 
     Higher Education Act of 1965 to particular proprietary 
     institutions of higher education.
       ``(2) The actions taken under this subsection with respect 
     to a proprietary institution shall include publication, on 
     the Internet website of the Department of Defense that 
     provides information to persons described in paragraph (1), 
     of the following:
       ``(A) The name of the institution.
       ``(B) The extent to which the institution failed to meet 
     the requirements of section 487(a)(24) of the Higher 
     Education Act of 1965.
       ``(C) The length of time the institution will be ineligible 
     for participation in or receipt of funds under any program of 
     Federal educational assistance by reason of section 
     487(d)(2)(A) of that Act.
       ``(D) The nonavailability of educational assistance through 
     the Department for enrollment, attendance, or pursuit of a 
     program of education at the institution by reason of such 
     ineligibility.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 101 of such title is amended by 
     inserting after the item relating to section 2008 the 
     following new item:

``2008a. Ineligibility of certain proprietary institutions of higher 
              education for participation in Department of Defense 
              programs of educational assistance.''.

     SEC. __. PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AGREEMENTS FOR PROPRIETARY 
                   INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

       Section 487 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1094) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(24)--
       (A) by inserting ``that receives funds provided under this 
     title'' before ``, such institution''; and
       (B) by striking ``other than funds provided under this 
     title, as calculated in accordance with subsection (d)(1)'' 
     and inserting ``other than Federal educational assistance, as 
     defined in subsection (d)(5) and calculated in accordance 
     with subsection (d)(1)''; and
       (2) in subsection (d)--
       (A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Non-Title IV'' 
     and inserting ``Non-Federal Educational'';
       (B) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting 
     ``that receives funds provided under this title'' before 
     ``shall'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (B)--

       (I) in clause (i), by striking ``assistance under this 
     title'' and inserting ``Federal educational assistance''; and
       (II) in clause (ii)(I), by inserting ``, or on a military 
     base if the administering Secretary for a program of Federal 
     educational assistance under clause (ii), (iii), or (iv) of 
     paragraph (5)(B) has authorized such location'' before the 
     semicolon;

       (iii) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``program under this 
     title'' and inserting ``program of Federal educational 
     assistance'';
       (iv) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``funds received 
     under this title'' and inserting ``Federal educational 
     assistance''; and
       (v) in subparagraph (F)--

       (I) in clause (iii), by striking ``under this title'' and 
     inserting ``of Federal educational assistance''; and
       (II) in clause (iv), by striking ``under this title'' and 
     inserting ``of Federal educational assistance'';

       (C) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(A) Ineligibility.--
       ``(i) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, a proprietary institution of higher education receiving 
     funds provided under this title that fails to meet a 
     requirement of subsection (a)(24) for two consecutive 
     institutional fiscal years shall be ineligible to participate 
     in or receive funds under any program of Federal educational 
     assistance for a period of not less than two institutional 
     fiscal years.
       ``(ii) Regaining eligibility.--To regain eligibility to 
     participate in or receive funds under any program of Federal 
     educational assistance after being ineligible pursuant to 
     clause (i), a proprietary institution of higher education 
     shall demonstrate compliance with all eligibility and 
     certification requirements for the program for a minimum of 
     two institutional fiscal years after the institutional fiscal 
     year in which the institution became ineligible. In order to 
     regain eligibility to participate in any program of Federal 
     educational assistance under this title, such compliance 
     shall include meeting the requirements of section 498 for 
     such 2-year period.
       ``(iii) Notification of ineligibility.--The Secretary of 
     Education shall determine when a proprietary institution of 
     higher education that receives funds under this title is 
     ineligible under clause (i) and shall notify all other 
     administering Secretaries of the determination.
       ``(iv) Enforcement.--Each administering Secretary for a 
     program of Federal educational assistance shall enforce the 
     requirements of this subparagraph for the program concerned 
     upon receiving notification under clause (iii) of a 
     proprietary institution of higher education's 
     ineligibility.''; and
       (ii) in subparagraph (B)--

       (I) in the matter preceding clause (i)--

       (aa) by striking ``In addition'' and all that follows 
     through ``education fails'' and inserting ``Notwithstanding 
     any other provision of law, in addition to such other means 
     of enforcing the requirements of a program of Federal 
     educational assistance as may be available to the 
     administering Secretary, if

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     a proprietary institution of higher education that receives 
     funds provided under this title fails''; and
       (bb) by striking ``the programs authorized by this title'' 
     and inserting ``all programs of Federal educational 
     assistance''; and

       (II) in clause (i), by inserting ``with respect to a 
     program of Federal educational assistance under this title,'' 
     before ``on the expiration date'';

       (D) in paragraph (4)(A), by striking ``sources under this 
     title'' and inserting ``Federal educational assistance''; and
       (E) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(5) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       ``(A) Administering secretary.--The term `administering 
     Secretary' means the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of 
     Defense, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security, or the Secretary of a military department 
     responsible for administering the Federal educational 
     assistance concerned.
       ``(B) Federal educational assistance.--The term `Federal 
     educational assistance' means funds provided under any of the 
     following provisions of law:
       ``(i) This title.
       ``(ii) Chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, or 35 of title 38, 
     United States Code.
       ``(iii) Chapter 101, 105, 106A, 1606, 1607, or 1608 of 
     title 10, United States Code.
       ``(iv) Section 1784a of title 10, United States Code.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2798. Mr. CARDIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. __. GRANTS FOR TRAINING OF VETERANS WHO OWN SMALL 
                   BUSINESSES ON APPLYING FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTS.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may 
     award a grant to a nonprofit organization to assist such 
     organization in providing training to a veteran who is an 
     owner of a small business concern on how to apply for and win 
     a contract with the Federal Government.
       (b) Maximum Amounts.--
       (1) In general.--The total amount of grants awarded under 
     subsection (a) may not exceed $1,000,000.
       (2) Individual grant amounts.--A grant awarded under 
     subsection (a) may not exceed $200,000.
       (c) Matching Funds.--The Secretary may award a grant under 
     subsection (a) to a nonprofit organization to conduct 
     training only if the organization agrees to make 
     contributions toward the cost of conducting such training, 
     from non-Federal sources, in an amount equal to not less than 
     the amount of the grant.
       (d) Small Business Concern Defined.--In this section, the 
     term ``small business concern'' has the meaning given such 
     term under section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     632).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2799. Ms. SNOWE (for herself, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Coburn, and Mr. 
Kerry) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish 
a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie 
on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. __. NATIONAL VETERANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

       (a) In General.--The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et 
     seq.) is amended by striking section 33 (15 U.S.C. 657c).
       (b) Corporation.--On and after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, the National Veterans Business Development 
     Corporation and any successor thereto may not represent that 
     the corporation is federally chartered or in any other manner 
     authorized by the Federal Government.
       (c) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Small business act.--The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     631 et seq.), as amended by this section, is amended--
       (A) by redesignating sections 34 through 45 as sections 33 
     through 44, respectively;
       (B) in section 9(k)(1)(D) (15 U.S.C. 638(k)(1)(D)), by 
     striking ``section 34(d)'' and inserting ``section 33(d)'';
       (C) in section 33 (15 U.S.C. 657d), as so redesignated--
       (i) by striking ``section 35'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``section 34'';
       (ii) in subsection (a)--

       (I) in paragraph (2), by striking ``section 35(c)(2)(B)'' 
     and inserting ``section 34(c)(2)(B)'';
       (II) in paragraph (4), by striking ``section 35(c)(2)'' and 
     inserting ``section 34(c)(2)''; and
       (III) in paragraph (5), by striking ``section 35(c)'' and 
     inserting ``section 34(c)''; and

       (iii) in subsection (h)(2), by striking ``section 35(d)'' 
     and inserting ``section 34(d)'';
       (D) in section 34 (15 U.S.C. 657e), as so redesignated--
       (i) by striking ``section 34'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``section 33''; and
       (ii) in subsection (c)(1), by striking section 
     ``34(c)(1)(E)(ii)'' and inserting section 
     ``33(c)(1)(E)(ii)'';
       (E) in section 36(d) (15 U.S.C. 657i(d)), as so 
     redesignated, by striking ``section 43'' and inserting 
     ``section 42'';
       (F) in section 39(d) (15 U.S.C. 657l(d)), as so 
     redesignated, by striking ``section 43'' and inserting 
     ``section 42''; and
       (G) in section 40(b) (15 U.S.C. 657m(b)), as so 
     redesignated, by striking ``section 43'' and inserting 
     ``section 42''.
       (2) Title 10.--Section 1142(b)(13) of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``and the National 
     Veterans Business Development Corporation''.
       (3) Title 38.--Section 3452(h) of title 38, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking ``any of the'' and all that 
     follows and inserting ``any small business development center 
     described in section 21 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     648), insofar as such center offers, sponsors, or cosponsors 
     an entrepreneurship course, as that term is defined in 
     section 3675(c)(2).''.
       (4) Food, conservation, and energy act of 2008.--Section 
     12072(c)(2) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 
     (15 U.S.C. 636g(c)(2)) is amended by striking ``section 43 of 
     the Small Business Act, as added by this Act'' and inserting 
     ``section 42 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657o)''.
       (5) Veterans entrepreneurship and small business 
     development act of 1999.--Section 203(c)(5) of the Veterans 
     Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 
     (15 U.S.C. 657b note) is amended by striking ``In cooperation 
     with the National Veterans Business Development Corporation, 
     develop'' and inserting ``Develop''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2800. Mr. PORTMAN (for himself and Mr. Begich) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 3457, to 
require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs 
corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 18, between lines 5 and 6, insert the following:

     SEC. 7. IDENTIFICATION OF UNCLAIMED AND ABANDONED HUMAN 
                   REMAINS.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--Congress recognizes the tireless 
     work and dedication of the members of the Missing in America 
     Project, in conjunction with numerous veterans service 
     organizations, in identifying the unclaimed remains of 
     veterans.
       (b) Identification of Unclaimed or Abandoned Human 
     Remains.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall cooperate 
     with veterans service organizations to assist entities in 
     possession of unclaimed or abandoned human remains in 
     determining if any such remains are the remains of veterans 
     or other individuals eligible for burial in a national 
     cemetery.
       (c) Burial of Unclaimed or Abandoned Human Remains.--
       (1) Funeral expenses.--Section 2302(a)(2) of title 38, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``who was a 
     veteran of any war or was discharged or released from the 
     active military, naval, or air service for a disability 
     incurred or aggravated in line of duty, whose body is held by 
     a State (or a political subdivision of a State), and''.
       (2) Transportation costs.--Section 2308 of such title is 
     amended--
       (A) by striking ``Where a veteran'' and all that follows 
     through ``compensation, the'' and inserting ``(a) In 
     General.--The'';
       (B) in subsection (a), as designated by subparagraph (A), 
     by inserting ``described in subsection (b)'' after ``of the 
     deceased veteran''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(b) Deceased Veteran Described.--A deceased veteran 
     described in this subsection is any of the following 
     veterans:
       ``(1) A veteran who dies as the result of a service-
     connected disability.
       ``(2) A veteran who dies while in receipt of disability 
     compensation (or who but for the receipt of retirement pay or 
     pension under this title, would have been entitled to 
     compensation).
       ``(3) A veteran whom the Secretary determines is eligible 
     for funeral expenses under section 2302 of this title by 
     virtue of the Secretary determining that the veteran has no 
     next of kin or other person claiming the body of such veteran 
     pursuant to subsection (a)(2)(A) of such section.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2801. Ms. SNOWE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of the bill, add the following:

     SEC. 10. DOMICILE REQUIREMENT FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S 
                   LICENSE.

       Section 31311(a)(12) of title 49, United States Code, is 
     amended to read as follows:
       ``(12)(A) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C), 
     the State may issue a commercial driver's license only to an 
     individual who operates or will operate a commercial motor 
     vehicle and is domiciled in the State.
       ``(B) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, the 
     State may issue a commercial driver's license to an 
     individual who--
       ``(i) operates or will operate a commercial motor vehicle; 
     and
       ``(ii) is not domiciled in a State that issues commercial 
     driver's licenses.
       ``(C) The State may issue a commercial driver's license to 
     an individual who--
       ``(i) operates or will operate a commercial motor vehicle;
       ``(ii) is a member of the active duty military, military 
     reserves, National Guard, active duty United States Coast 
     Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary; and
       ``(iii) is not domiciled in the State, but whose temporary 
     or permanent duty station is located in the State.''.

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                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2802. Ms. SNOWE (for herself and Mr. Begich) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 3457, to 
require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs 
corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. __. SPECTRUM INCENTIVE AUCTION BIDDING CREDIT.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall establish a 
     program to promote the hiring of veterans by providing an 
     eligible bidder in an incentive auction conducted under 
     section 309(j)(8)(G) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 
     U.S.C. 309(j)(8)(G)) a bidding credit if the workforce of the 
     eligible bidder is comprised of not less than a minimum 
     percentage of veterans to be determined by the Federal 
     Communications Commission in consultation with the Secretary 
     of Veterans Affairs.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2803. Mr. BROWN of Ohio submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. ___. ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE UNDER POST-9/11 EDUCATIONAL 
                   ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS PURSUING A DEGREE IN 
                   SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, OR MATH.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter II of chapter 33 of title 38, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 
     3316 the following new section:

     ``Sec. 3316A. Additional educational assistance for veterans 
       pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or 
       math

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall pay to each 
     individual entitled to educational assistance under this 
     chapter who is pursuing a program of education described in 
     subsection (b) an amount equal to $2,000 per academic year, 
     or fraction thereof for enrollment lasting less than one 
     academic year. Amounts payable to an individual under this 
     section are in addition to any other amounts payable to such 
     individual under this chapter.
       ``(b) Covered Programs of Education.--A program of 
     education described in this subsection is a program of 
     education with a focus (as determined in accordance with 
     regulations prescribed by the Secretary for purposes of this 
     section) on science, technology, engineering, or math.
       ``(c) Frequency of Payment.--Payment of the amount payable 
     under subsection (a) shall be made in a lump-sum amount for 
     the entire quarter, semester, or term, as applicable, of the 
     program of education at the start of the commencement of such 
     quarter, semester, or term.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 30 of such title is amended by inserting 
     after the item relating to section 3020 the following new 
     item:

``3316A. Additional educational assistance for veterans pursuing a 
              degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2804. Mr. PRYOR (for himself, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Wyden) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a 
veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie 
on the table; as follows:

       On page 18, between lines 5 and 6, insert the following:

     SEC. 7. PROVISION OF STATUS UNDER LAW BY HONORING CERTAIN 
                   MEMBERS OF THE RESERVE COMPONENTS OF THE ARMED 
                   FORCES AS VETERANS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 1 of title 38, United States Code, 
     is amended by inserting after section 107 the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 107A. Honoring as veterans certain persons who 
       performed service in the reserve components

       ``Any person who is entitled under chapter 1223 of title 10 
     to retired pay for nonregular service or, but for age, would 
     be entitled under such chapter to retired pay for nonregular 
     service shall be honored as a veteran but shall not be 
     entitled to any benefit by reason of this section.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 107 the following new item:

``107A. Honoring as veterans certain persons who performed service in 
              the reserve components.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2805. Mr. PRYOR submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. __. UNENFORCEABILITY OF AGREEMENTS TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES 
                   ARISING UNDER USERRA.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter III of chapter 43 of title 38, 
     United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 4328. Unenforceability of agreements to arbitrate 
       disputes

       ``(a) Protection of Employee Rights.--Notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law, any clause of any agreement between 
     an employer and an employee that requires arbitration of a 
     dispute arising under this chapter shall not be enforceable.
       ``(b) Exceptions.--(1) Subsection (a) shall not apply with 
     respect to any dispute if, after such dispute arises, the 
     parties involved knowingly and voluntarily agree to submit 
     such dispute to arbitration.
       ``(2) Subsection (a) shall not preclude the enforcement of 
     any of the rights or terms of a valid collective bargaining 
     agreement.
       ``(c) Validity and Enforcement.--Any issue as to whether 
     this section applies to an arbitration clause shall be 
     determined by Federal law. Except as otherwise provided in 
     chapter 1 of title 9, the validity or enforceability of an 
     agreement to arbitrate referred to in subsection (a) or 
     (b)(1) shall be determined by a court, rather than the 
     arbitrator, regardless of whether the party resisting 
     arbitration challenges the agreement to arbitrate 
     specifically or in conjunction with other terms of the 
     agreement.
       ``(d) Application.--This section shall apply with respect 
     to all contracts and agreements between an employer and an 
     employee in force before, on, or after the date of the 
     enactment of this section.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 4327 the following new item:

``4328. Unenforceability of agreements to arbitrate disputes.''.

       (c) Application.--The provisions of section 4328 of title 
     38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall 
     apply to--
       (1) any failure to comply with a provision of or any 
     violation of chapter 43 of title 38, United States Code, that 
     occurs before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act; and
       (2) to all actions or complaints filed under such chapter 
     43 that are pending on or after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.

     SEC. __. EXPANSION OF EMPLOYMENT AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS OF 
                   MEMBERS OF UNIFORMED SERVICES TO INCLUDE 
                   PROTECTION FOR ABSENCES FROM EMPLOYMENT FOR 
                   MEDICAL TREATMENT RELATING TO SERVICE-CONNECTED 
                   INJURIES AND ILLNESSES.

       (a) In General.--Section 4303(13) of title 38, United 
     States Code, is amended by inserting ``a period for which a 
     person is absent from a position of employment for the 
     purpose of medical or dental treatment for an injury or 
     illness incurred or aggravated in line of duty during a 
     period of service in the uniformed services,'' after ``for 
     any such duty,''.
       (b) FMLA.--
       (1) Rule of construction.--For purposes of that section 
     4303(13) and each covered provision--
       (A) the reference in that section 4303(13) to a period for 
     which a person is absent from a position of employment for 
     the purpose of medical or dental treatment shall not be 
     considered to be a reference to a period of leave under a 
     covered provision; and
       (B) the person's employer shall not designate the period of 
     absence as such a period of leave,

     unless the person requests and obtains the leave under the 
     corresponding covered provision.
       (2) Definition.--In this subsection, the term ``covered 
     provision'' means--
       (A) title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 
     U.S.C. 2601 et seq.), including the application of that title 
     under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 
     1301 et seq.) and chapter 5 of title 3, United States Code; 
     and
       (B) subchapter V of chapter 63 of title 5, United States 
     Code.

     SEC. __. SUSPENSION, TERMINATION, OR DEBARMENT OF CONTRACTORS 
                   FOR REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF EMPLOYMENT OR 
                   REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS OF MEMBERS OF UNIFORMED 
                   SERVICES.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter III of chapter 43 of title 38, 
     United States Code, is further amended by adding at the end 
     the following new section:

     ``Sec. 4329. Suspension, termination, or debarment of 
       contractors

       ``(a) Grounds for Suspension, Termination, or Debarment.--
     Payment under a contract awarded by a Federal executive 
     agency may be suspended and the contract may be terminated, 
     and the contractor who made the contract with the agency may 
     be suspended or debarred in accordance with the requirements 
     of this section, if the head of the agency determines that 
     the contractor as an employer has repeatedly failed or 
     refused to comply with a provision of this chapter.
       ``(b) Conduct of Suspension, Termination, and Debarment 
     Proceedings.--A contracting officer who determines in writing 
     that cause for suspension of payments, termination, or 
     suspension or debarment exists shall initiate an appropriate 
     action, to be

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     conducted by the agency concerned in accordance with 
     applicable law, including Executive Order 12549 or any 
     superseding executive order, the Federal Acquisition 
     Regulation, and any other regulations prescribed to implement 
     the law or executive order.
       ``(c) Effect of Debarment.--A contractor debarred by a 
     final decision under this section is ineligible for award of 
     a contract by a Federal executive agency, and for 
     participation in a future procurement by a Federal executive 
     agency, for a period specified in the decision, not to exceed 
     5 years.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 43 of such title, as amended by section 
     2, is further amended by inserting after the item relating to 
     section 4328, as added by such section, the following new 
     item:

``4329. Suspension, termination, or debarment of contractor.''.

       (c) Regulations.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory 
     Council shall amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to 
     carry out section 4329 of title 38, United States Code, as 
     added by subsection (a).
       (d) Effective Date.--Section 4329 of title 38, United 
     States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with 
     respect to failures and refusals to comply with provisions of 
     chapter 43 of such title occurring on or after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2806. Mr. BOOZMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. ___. LIMIT ON AWARDS AND BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES OF THE 
                   DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

       For each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017, the Secretary 
     of Veterans Affairs may not pay more than $357,613,229 in 
     awards or bonuses under chapter 45 or 53 of title 5, United 
     States Code, or any other awards or bonuses authorized under 
     such title.
           TITLE II--TRANSFER OF CERTAIN EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

     SEC. 201. TRANSFER OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR VETERANS PROGRAMS 
                   TO DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

       (a) Transfer of Functions.--
       (1) In general.--Effective October 1, 2014, there shall be 
     transferred to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs all 
     functions performed under the following programs of the 
     Department of Labor, and all personnel, assets, and 
     liabilities pertaining to such programs, immediately before 
     such transfer occurs:
       (A) Job counseling, training, and placement services for 
     veterans under chapter 41 of title 38, United States Code.
       (B) Federal Government employment services by the Secretary 
     of Labor under section 4214 of such title.
       (C) Administration of employment and reemployment rights of 
     members of the uniformed services under chapter 43 of such 
     title.
       (D) Homeless veterans reintegration programs under chapter 
     20 of such title.
       (E) Employment and veterans benefits training under the 
     Transition Assistance Program under section 1144 of title 10, 
     United States Code.
       (2) Memorandums of agreement.--The Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs shall enter into memorandums of agreement with the 
     Secretary of Labor and with States (as defined in section 
     4101(6) of title 38, United States Code), as the Secretary of 
     Veterans Affairs determines necessary, to implement the 
     transition of the programs specified under paragraph (1).
       (3) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this title may be 
     construed to affect the role and responsibility of the 
     Secretary of Labor with respect to programs not administered 
     by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment 
     and Training Service as of the day before the date of the 
     enactment of this Act that are specified under paragraph (1).
       (b) Budget Request.--Under section 1105 of title 31, United 
     States Code, the President shall include in the President's 
     budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 
     fiscal year 2015, and for each subsequent fiscal year, 
     funding requested for the functions referred to in subsection 
     (a)(1).
       (c) References.--Any reference in any other Federal law, 
     Executive order, rule, regulation, or delegation of 
     authority, or any document of or pertaining to a department 
     or office from which a function is transferred by this 
     title--
       (1) to the head of such department or office is deemed to 
     refer to the head of the department or office to which such 
     function is transferred; or
       (2) to such department or office is deemed to refer to the 
     department or office to which such function is transferred.
       (d) Exercise of Authorities.--Except as otherwise provided 
     by law, a Federal official to whom a function is transferred 
     by this title may, for purposes of performing the function, 
     exercise all authorities under any other provision of law 
     that were available with respect to the performance of that 
     function to the official responsible for the performance of 
     the function immediately before the effective date of the 
     transfer of the function under this title.
       (e) Savings Provisions.--
       (1) Legal documents.--All orders, determinations, rules, 
     regulations, permits, grants, loans, contracts, agreements, 
     certificates, licenses, and privileges--
       (A) that have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to 
     become effective by the President, the Secretary of Labor, 
     the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, any officer or employee of 
     any office transferred by this title, or any other Government 
     official, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, in the 
     performance of any function that is transferred by this 
     title, and
       (B) that are in effect on the effective date of such 
     transfer (or become effective after such date pursuant to 
     their terms as in effect on such effective date),
     shall continue in effect according to their terms until 
     modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or revoked in 
     accordance with law by the President, any other authorized 
     official, a court of competent jurisdiction, or operation of 
     law.
       (2) Proceedings.--This title shall not affect any 
     proceedings or any application for any benefits, service, 
     license, permit, certificate, or financial assistance pending 
     on the date of the enactment of this Act before an office 
     transferred by this title, but such proceedings and 
     applications shall be continued. Orders shall be issued in 
     such proceedings, appeals shall be taken therefrom, and 
     payments shall be made pursuant to such orders, as if this 
     title had not been enacted, and orders issued in any such 
     proceeding shall continue in effect until modified, 
     terminated, superseded, or revoked by a duly authorized 
     official, by a court of competent jurisdiction, or by 
     operation of law. Nothing in this subsection shall be 
     considered to prohibit the discontinuance or modification of 
     any such proceeding under the same terms and conditions and 
     to the same extent that such proceeding could have been 
     discontinued or modified if this title had not been enacted.
       (3) Suits.--This title shall not affect suits commenced 
     before the date of the enactment of this Act, and in all such 
     suits, proceeding shall be had, appeals taken, and judgments 
     rendered in the same manner and with the same effect as if 
     this title had not been enacted.
       (4) Nonabatement of actions.--No suit, action, or other 
     proceeding commenced by or against the Department of Labor or 
     the Secretary of Labor, or by or against any individual in 
     the official capacity of such individual as an officer or 
     employee of an office transferred by this title, shall abate 
     by reason of the enactment of this Act.
       (5) Continuance of suits.--If any Government officer in the 
     official capacity of such officer is party to a suit with 
     respect to a function of the officer, and under this title 
     such function is transferred to any other officer or office, 
     then such suit shall be continued with the other officer or 
     the head of such other office, as applicable, substituted or 
     added as a party.
       (6) Administrative procedure and judicial review.--Except 
     as otherwise provided by this title, any statutory 
     requirements relating to notice, hearings, action upon the 
     record, or administrative or judicial review that apply to 
     any function transferred by this title shall apply to the 
     exercise of such function by the head of the Federal agency, 
     and other officers of the agency, to which such function is 
     transferred by this title.
       (f) Transfer of Assets.--Except as otherwise provided in 
     this title, so much of the personnel, property, records, and 
     unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other 
     funds employed, used, held, available, or to be made 
     available in connection with a function transferred to an 
     official or agency by this title shall be available to the 
     official or the head of that agency, respectively, at such 
     time or times as the Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget directs for use in connection with the functions 
     transferred.
       (g) Delegation and Assignment.--Except as otherwise 
     expressly prohibited by law or otherwise provided in this 
     title, an official to whom functions are transferred under 
     this title (including the head of any office to which 
     functions are transferred under this title) may delegate any 
     of the functions so transferred to such officers and 
     employees of the office of the official as the official may 
     designate, and may authorize successive redelegations of such 
     functions as may be necessary or appropriate. No delegation 
     of functions under this section or under any other provision 
     of this title shall relieve the official to whom a function 
     is transferred under this title of responsibility for the 
     administration of the function.
       (h) Authority of Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget With Respect to Functions Transferred.--
       (1) Determinations.--If necessary, the Director of 
     Management and Budget shall make any determination of the 
     functions that are transferred under this title.
       (2) Incidental transfers.--The Director, at such time or 
     times as the Director shall provide, may make such 
     determinations as may be necessary with regard to the 
     functions transferred by this title, and to make such 
     additional incidental dispositions of personnel, assets, 
     liabilities, grants, contracts, property, records, and 
     unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, 
     allocations, and other funds held, used, arising from, 
     available to, or to be made available in connection with such 
     functions, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of 
     this title. The Director shall provide for the termination of 
     the affairs of all entities

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     terminated by this title and for such further measures and 
     dispositions as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes 
     of this title.
       (i) Certain Vesting of Functions Considered Transfers.--For 
     purposes of this title, the vesting of a function in a 
     department or office pursuant to reestablishment of an office 
     shall be considered to be the transfer of the function.
       (j) Availability of Existing Funds.--Existing 
     appropriations and funds available for the performance of 
     functions, programs, and activities terminated pursuant to 
     this title shall remain available, for the duration of their 
     period of availability, for necessary expenses in connection 
     with the termination and resolution of such functions, 
     programs, and activities.
       (k) Definitions.--For purposes of this title--
       (1) the term ``function'' includes any duty, obligation, 
     power, authority, responsibility, right, privilege, activity, 
     or program; and
       (2) the term ``office'' includes any office, 
     administration, agency, bureau, institute, council, unit, 
     organizational entity, or component thereof.

     SEC. 202. DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FOR 
                   VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (a) of section 4102A of title 
     38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
       ``(a) Deputy Under Secretary for Veterans' Employment and 
     Training.--There is established within the Department a 
     Deputy Under Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training, 
     who shall formulate and implement all departmental policies 
     and procedures to carry out the purposes of this chapter, 
     chapter 20, and chapter 43 of this title and the Transition 
     Assistance Program under section 1144 of title 10, United 
     States Code.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendments.--Chapter 41 of title 38, United 
     States Code, is amended as follows:
       (1) The section heading of section 4102A of such title is 
     amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 4102A. Deputy Under Secretary for Veterans' Employment 
       and Training; program functions; Regional Administrators''.

       (2) The item relating to such section in the table of 
     sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended to read 
     as follows:

``4102A. Deputy Under Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training; 
              program functions; Regional Administrators.''.

       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on October 1, 2014.

     SEC. 203. CONSOLIDATION OF DISABLED VETERANS OUTREACH PROGRAM 
                   AND LOCAL VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT REPRESENTATIVES.

       (a) Consolidation.--
       (1) In general.--Section 4104 of title 38, United States 
     Code, is amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 4104. Veteran employment specialists

       ``(a) Requirement for Employment by States.--(1) Subject to 
     approval by the Secretary, a State shall employ and assign 
     such full- or part-time veteran employment specialists in an 
     agency of the State as the State determines appropriate and 
     efficient to carry out the following:
       ``(A) Employment, training, and placement services under 
     this chapter.
       ``(B) Intensive services under this chapter to meet the 
     employment needs of eligible veterans with the following 
     priority in the provision of services:
       ``(i) Special disabled veterans.
       ``(ii) Other disabled veterans.
       ``(iii) Other eligible veterans in accordance with 
     priorities determined by the Secretary taking into account 
     applicable rates of unemployment and the employment emphases 
     set forth in chapter 42 of this title.
       ``(2) In the provision of services in accordance with this 
     subsection, maximum emphasis in meeting the employment and 
     training needs of veterans shall be placed on assisting 
     economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans.
       ``(b) Principal Duties.--As principal duties, veteran 
     employment specialists shall--
       ``(1) conduct outreach to employers in the area to assist 
     veterans and disabled veterans in gaining employment, 
     including conducting seminars for employers and, in 
     conjunction with employers, conducting job search workshops 
     and establishing job search groups; and
       ``(2) facilitate employment, training, and placement 
     services furnished to veterans and disabled veterans in a 
     State under the applicable State employment service delivery 
     systems.
       ``(c) Requirement for Qualified Veterans.--(1) Except as 
     provided by paragraph (2), a State shall, to the maximum 
     extent practicable, employ qualified veterans to carry out 
     the services referred to in subsection (a). Preference shall 
     be given in the appointment of such specialists to qualified 
     disabled veterans. Preference shall be accorded in the 
     following order:
       ``(A) To qualified service-connected disabled veterans.
       ``(B) If no veteran described in subparagraph (A) is 
     available, to qualified eligible veterans.
       ``(C) If no veteran described in subparagraph (A) or (B) is 
     available, then to qualified eligible persons.
       ``(2) During any period in which more than 10 percent of 
     the individuals employed to carry out the services referred 
     to in subsection (a) are non-veterans, the preference 
     accorded under paragraph (1) shall be as follows:
       ``(A) To qualified service-connected disabled veterans.
       ``(B) If no veteran described in subparagraph (A) is 
     available, to qualified eligible veterans.
       ``(3)(A) Each State that employs a veteran employment 
     specialist under this section shall submit to the Secretary 
     an annual report on the qualifications used by the State in 
     making hiring determinations for such specialists and the 
     salary structure under which such specialists are 
     compensated.
       ``(B) The Secretary shall submit to the Committees on 
     Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives 
     an annual report summarizing the reports submitted under 
     subparagraph (A).
       ``(C) The first report submitted by the Secretary under 
     subparagraph (B) shall include an evaluation of whether the 
     pay for veteran employment specialists should be scheduled on 
     a standard basis for each State and include locality pay.
       ``(d) Part-time Employees.--A part-time veteran employment 
     specialist shall perform the functions of a veteran 
     employment specialist under this section on a halftime basis.
       ``(e) Reporting.--Each veteran employment specialist shall 
     be administratively responsible to the manager of the 
     employment service delivery system and shall provide reports, 
     not less frequently than quarterly, to the manager of such 
     office and to the Director for Veterans' Employment and 
     Training for the State regarding compliance with Federal law 
     and regulations with respect to special services and 
     priorities for eligible veterans and eligible persons.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by striking the item 
     relating to section 4104 and inserting the following new 
     item:

``4104. Veteran employment specialists.''.

       (3) Training.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
     ensure that an individual who is a veteran employment 
     specialist under section 4104 of title 38, United States 
     Code, as amended by paragraph (1), is properly trained to 
     carry out the duties of such position.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Such title is further amended--
       (1) by striking section 4103A and by striking the item 
     relating to such section in the table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 41 of such title;
       (2) in section 4102A--
       (A) in subsection (b)--
       (i) in paragraph (5)--

       (I) by striking subparagraph (B) and redesignating 
     subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (B);
       (II) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows:

       ``(A) veteran employment specialists appointed under 
     section 4104(a) of this title; and''; and

       (III) in subparagraph (B), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``such specialists and representatives described in 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B)'' and inserting ``such 
     representatives described in subparagraph (A)'';

       (ii) in paragraph (7), by striking ``disabled veterans' 
     outreach program specialists and through local veterans' 
     employment representatives'' and inserting ``veteran 
     employment specialists'';
       (B) in subsection (c)--
       (i) in paragraph (1)--

       (I) by striking ``sections 4103A(a) and'' and inserting 
     ``section''; and
       (II) by striking ``section 4103A or'';

       (ii) in paragraph (2)(A)--

       (I) in clause (i)(I)--

       (aa) by striking ``disabled veterans' outreach program 
     specialists and local veterans' employment representatives'' 
     and inserting ``veteran employment specialists''; and
       (bb) by striking ``sections 4103A and 4104'' and inserting 
     ``section 4104'';

       (II) in clause (iii), by striking ``disabled veterans' 
     outreach program specialist or a local veterans' employment 
     representative'' and inserting ``veteran employment 
     specialist'';

       (iii) in paragraph (4), by striking ``4103A or'';
       (iv) in paragraph (5), by striking ``disabled veterans' 
     outreach program specialist and local veterans' employment 
     representative'' and inserting ``veteran employment 
     specialist'';
       (v) in paragraph (7), by striking ``4103A or''; and
       (vi) in paragraph (8)(A)--

       (I) by striking ``4103A or''; and
       (II) by striking ``disabled veterans' outreach program 
     specialist or a local veterans' employment representative'' 
     and inserting ``veteran employment specialist''; and

       (C) in subsection (f)(1), by striking ``disabled veterans' 
     outreach program specialists and local veterans' employment 
     representatives'' and inserting ``veteran employment 
     specialists'';
       (3) in section 4109(a), by striking ``disabled veterans' 
     outreach program specialists, local veterans' employment 
     representatives'' and inserting ``veteran employment 
     specialists'';
       (4) in section 4112(d)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``disabled veterans' 
     outreach program specialist'' and inserting ``veteran 
     employment specialist''; and
       (B) by striking paragraph (2) and redesignating paragraph 
     (3) as paragraph (2); and

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       (5) in section 3672(d)(1), by striking ``disabled veterans' 
     outreach program specialists under section 4103A'' and 
     inserting ``veteran employment specialists appointed under 
     section 4104(a)''.
       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on October 1, 2014.

     SEC. 204. ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

       (a) Chapter 41.--Chapter 41 of title 38, United States 
     Code, as amended by this title, is further amended as 
     follows:
       (1) By striking ``Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
     Veterans' Employment and Training'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``Deputy Under Secretary for Veterans' Employment 
     and Training''.
       (2) By striking ``Department of Labor'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Department''.
       (3) By striking ``Secretary of Labor'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Secretary''.
       (4) In section 4101, by striking paragraph (8).
       (5) In section 4102A(b)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``such Assistant 
     Secretary'' and inserting ``such Deputy Under Secretary''; 
     and
       (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and consulting with the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs''.
       (6) In section 4105(b), by striking ``and the Secretary of 
     Veterans Affairs'' both places it appears.
       (7) In section 4106(a), by striking ``chapters 42 and'' and 
     inserting ``chapter''.
       (8) By striking section 4108.
       (9) In the table of sections at the beginning of such 
     chapter, by striking the item relating to section 4108.
       (10) In section 4110(d), by striking paragraph (1) and 
     redesignating paragraphs (2) through (6) as paragraphs (1) 
     through (5), respectively.
       (11) In section 4110A(b), by striking ``Congress'' and 
     inserting ``the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate 
     and House of Representatives''.
       (12) In subsections (b) through (h) of section 4114, by 
     striking ``Assistant Secretary'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``Deputy Under Secretary''.
       (b) Chapter 42.--Chapter 42 of title 38, United States 
     Code, is amended as follows:
       (1) In section 4212(c), by striking ``include as part'' and 
     inserting ``shall transmit to the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs for inclusion as part''.
       (2) In section 4215(d)(1)--
       (A) by striking ``In the'' and inserting ``For inclusion as 
     part of the''; and
       (B) by striking ``shall evaluate'' and inserting ``shall 
     transmit to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs an evaluation 
     of''.
       (c) Chapter 43.--Chapter 43 of title 38, United States 
     Code, is amended as follows:
       (1) In section 4303, by striking paragraph (11).
       (2) By striking ``Secretary of Veterans Affairs'' each 
     place it appears and inserting ``Secretary''.
       (3) In section 4321, by striking ``(through the Veterans' 
     Employment and Training Service)''.
       (4) In section 4332(a)(1), by striking ``of Labor''.
       (5) In section 4333, by striking ``, the Secretary of 
     Defense, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs'' and 
     inserting ``and the Secretary of Defense''.
       (d) Chapter 20.--Chapter 20 of title 38, United States 
     Code, is amended as follows:
       (1) In section 2003(a)(4), by striking ``of the Department 
     of Labor''.
       (2) In section 2011(g)(2), by striking ``the Department of 
     Labor,''.
       (3) In section 2021--
       (A) by striking ``Secretary of Labor'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Secretary'';
       (B) in subsection (c)--
       (i) by striking the subsection heading and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(c) Administration Through Deputy Under Secretary for 
     Veterans' Employment and Training.--''; and
       (ii) by striking ``Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
     Veterans' Employment and Training'' and inserting ``Deputy 
     Under Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training''.
       (4) In section 2021A--
       (A) by striking ``Secretary of Labor'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Secretary'';
       (B) in subsection (d)--
       (i) by striking the subsection heading and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(d) Administration Through Deputy Under Secretary for 
     Veterans' Employment and Training.--''; and
       (ii) by striking ``Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
     Veterans' Employment and Training'' and inserting ``Deputy 
     Under Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training''.
       (5) In Section 2023--
       (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``and the Secretary of 
     Labor (hereinafter in this section referred to as the 
     `Secretaries')''; and
       (B) by striking ``Secretaries'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``Secretary''.
       (6) In section 2065(b)(5), by striking subparagraph (E) and 
     redesignating subparagraphs (F) through (H) as subparagraphs 
     (E) through (G), respectively.
       (7) In section 2066(a)(3), by striking subparagraph (A) and 
     redesignating subparagraphs (B) through (G) as subparagraphs 
     (A) through (F), respectively.
       (e) Other Provisions of Title 38.--Title 38, United States 
     Code, is further amended as follows:
       (1) In section 542(a)(2)(B), by striking clause (i) and 
     redesignating clauses (ii) and (iii) as clauses (i) and (ii), 
     respectively.
       (2) In section 544(a)(2)(B), by striking clause (i) and 
     redesignating clauses (ii) through (vi) as clauses (i) 
     through (v), respectively.
       (3) In section 3118(b), by striking ``and the Assistant 
     Secretary for Veterans' Employment in the Department of 
     Labor''.
       (4) In section 3119(c), by striking ``Education, the 
     Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment in the 
     Department of Labor,''.
       (5) In section 3121(a)(3)--
       (A) by striking ``, (B)'' and inserting ``and (B)''; and
       (B) by striking ``, and (C) one representative of the 
     Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and 
     Training of the Department of Labor. (b) The Secretary shall, 
     on a regular basis, consult with and seek the advice of the 
     Committee with respect to the administration of veterans' 
     rehabilitation programs under this title''.
       (6) In section 3692(a), by striking ``and the Assistant 
     Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training 
     shall be ex officio members'' and inserting ``an ex officio 
     member''.
       (7) In section 6306--
       (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``shall arrange with the 
     Secretary of Labor for the State employment service to 
     match'' and inserting ``shall ensure that the State 
     employment service matches''; and
       (B) in subsection (b), by striking ``, in consultation with 
     the Secretary of Labor,''.
       (f) Title 10.--
       (1) TAP program.--Section 1144 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking ``Secretary of Labor'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Secretary of Veterans Affairs'';
       (B) in subsection (a)--
       (i) in paragraph (1), by striking ``, the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs'' 
     and inserting ``and the Secretary of Homeland Security''; and
       (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``, the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
     shall cooperate with the Secretary of Labor'' and inserting 
     ``and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall cooperate with 
     the Secretary of Veterans Affairs'';
       (C) in subsection (d)(1), by striking ``Department of Labor 
     to'' and inserting ``Department of Veterans Affairs to''; and
       (D) in the heading, by striking ``: Department of Labor''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 58 of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 1144 and 
     inserting the following new item:

``1144. Employment assistance, job training assistance, and other 
              transitional services.''.

       (g) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on October 1, 2014.

     SEC. 205. STUDY AND REPORT ON TRANSFER OF PROGRAMS.

       (a) Study.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the 
     Secretary of Labor shall jointly conduct a study on 
     implementing--
       (1) the transfer of functions under section 201; and
       (2) the amendments made by this title.
       (b) Matters Included.--The study conducted under subsection 
     (a) shall include the following:
       (1) A comprehensive discussion of the improvements to 
     services for veterans made by the transfer of functions under 
     section 201.
       (2) An analysis of the personnel, assets, and liabilities 
     of the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans 
     Affairs that would be involved in such transfer.
       (3) An analysis of the Deputy Under Secretary for Veterans' 
     Employment and Training established under section 4102A(a) of 
     title 38, United States Code, as amended by this title, 
     including--
       (A) an explanation of where such position would exist 
     within the organization chart of the Department;
       (B) to whom such position would report to; and
       (C) the functions that would be carried out by such a 
     position.
       (4) A detailed estimate of the cost to the Federal 
     Government to implement such transfer, including any costs or 
     savings resulting from--
       (A) carrying out such implementation; and
       (B) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs carrying out the 
     functions so transferred.
       (5) A plan to implement such transfer, including--
       (A) a detailed time line of such implementation;
       (B) a list of the rules, regulations, and laws in effect on 
     the date of the study that would need to be revised for such 
     implementation;
       (C) a list of the memorandums of agreement entered into 
     with Federal or State departments or agencies that would need 
     to be revised for such implementation;
       (D) a detailed description of how to effectively enforce 
     the administration of employment and employment rights of 
     members of the uniformed services under chapter 43 of title 
     38, United States Code, during such implementation; and
       (E) how the transfer of employees will be implemented, 
     including--
       (i) options available to employees who do not want to be 
     transferred;
       (ii) the locations of where former Department of Labor 
     employees will be assigned in the Department of Veterans 
     Affairs; and

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       (iii) any organizational changes required in the Department 
     of Veterans Affairs to accommodate such new employees.
       (6) A detailed plan to train employees who carry out 
     activities under section 4104 of title 38, United States 
     Code, to carry out the functions so transferred, including--
       (A) how current training manuals would need to be revised;
       (B) whether the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or the 
     Secretary of Labor would have responsibility for any such 
     revision; and
       (C) where such employees would be located.
       (7) Any other issues the Secretaries consider appropriate.
       (c) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of the 
     enactment of this title, the Secretaries shall jointly submit 
     to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate a report on the study 
     conducted under subsection (a), including--
       (1) the recommendation of each Secretary as to best 
     implement the transfer of functions described in such study;
       (2) the advantages and disadvantages of such transfer;
       (3) a list of regulatory and statutory actions required to 
     implement such transfer that are not included under this 
     title;
       (4) the amount of time each Secretary determines necessary 
     to carry out such transfer;
       (5) whether, to carry out such transfer, any 
     interoperability capabilities will need to be developed to 
     electronically exchange information between the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs and employees who were formerly under the 
     Department of Labor before such transfer;
       (6) whether each Secretary plans to continue collaborating 
     with the other Secretary after such transfer is completed, 
     including an explanation of such planned collaboration;
       (7) an estimate of the training required to carry out the 
     functions so transferred, including the number of employees 
     requiring training and for which programs; and
       (8) any other matters the Secretaries consider appropriate.
                                 F_____
                                 
  SA 2807. Mr. BROWN, of Ohio (for himself, Mr. Sanders, and Mr. 
Begich) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish 
a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to sit 
on the table; as follows:

       On page 23, after line 20, add the following:

     SEC. 10. ACCESS TO NATIONAL WAR MEMORIALS BY TOURS ORGANIZED 
                   BY VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS.

       The Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of the 
     Interior (acting through the Director of the National Park 
     Service) shall jointly--
       (1) establish procedures for veterans service organizations 
     to register for annual visitor passes to the Korean War 
     Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, and the 
     Vietnam Veterans Memorial that would facilitate veterans 
     service organizations in bringing groups of veterans and 
     immediate family members of the veterans to visit those 
     memorials; and
       (2) provide for a reduction or waiver of the visitor fees, 
     and a reduction in the paperwork requirements, applicable to 
     veterans service organizations in bringing groups of veterans 
     and immediate family members of the veterans to visit the 
     memorials described in paragraph (1).
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  SA 2808. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2789 proposed 
by Mrs. Murray to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other 
purposes; as follows:

       At the end, add the following new section:
       Sec. __.
       This Act shall become effective 7 days after enactment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2809. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2808 proposed 
by Mr. Reid to the amendment SA 2789 proposed by Mrs. Murray to the 
bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish 
a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; as follows:

       In the amendment, strike ``7 days'' and insert ``6 days''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2810. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to the bill S. 3457, to 
require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs 
corps, and for other purposes; as follows:

       At the end, add the following new section:
       Sec. __.
       This Act shall become effective 5 days after enactment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2811. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2810 proposed 
by Mr. Reid to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; as 
follows:

       In the amendment, strike ``5 days'' and insert ``4 days''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2812. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to the bill S. 3457, to 
require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs 
corps, and for other purposes; as follows:

       At the end, add the following new section:
       Sec. __.
       This Act shall become effective 3 days after enactment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2813. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2812 proposed 
by Mr. Reid to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; as 
follows:

       In the amendment, strike ``3 days'' and insert ``2 days''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2814. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2813 proposed 
by Mr. Reid to the amendment SA 2812 proposed by Mr. Reid to the bill 
S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a 
veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; as follows:

       In the amendment, strike ``2 days'' and insert ``1 day''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2815. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
to establish a veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. LIMITATION OF FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO LIBYA AND EGYPT.

       (a) Prohibition.--Except as provided under subsection (b), 
     no amounts may be obligated or expended to provide any direct 
     United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to 
     the Government of Egypt or the Government of Libya.
       (b) Waiver and Certification.--Beginning 60 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the President may waive 
     the prohibition under subsection (a) with respect to the 
     Government of Libya or the Government of Egypt if the 
     President certifies to Congress that--
       (1) the Government is cooperating or has cooperated fully 
     with investigations into the September 11, 2012, attack on 
     the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, or the 
     September 11, 2012, attack on the United States Embassy in 
     Cairo, Egypt, as the case may be; and
       (2) all identifiable persons associated with organizing, 
     planning, or participating in the attack--
       (A) have been identified by the Federal Bureau of 
     Investigations and
       (B) are in the custody of the United States Government.
       (c) Report on Unsecured Weapons in Libya.--Not later than 
     90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     President shall submit a report to Congress examining the 
     extent to which advanced weaponry remaining unsecured after 
     the fall of Moammar Qaddafi was used by the individuals 
     responsible for the September 11, 2012, attack on the United 
     States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
       (d) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section may be 
     construed as an authorization for the use of military force.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2816. Ms. COLLINS (for herself, Mr. Lieberman, and Mr. Blumenthal) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 
3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a 
veterans jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie 
on the table.

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. 10. PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF 
                   THE ARMED FORCES, THEIR DEPENDENTS, AND 
                   VETERANS.

       (a) Program for Members of the Armed Forces and 
     Dependents.--The Secretary of Defense and the Attorney 
     General shall jointly carry out a program (commonly referred 
     to as a ``prescription drug take-back program'') under which 
     members of the Armed Forces and dependents of members of the 
     Armed Forces may deliver controlled substances to military 
     medical treatment facilities to be disposed of in accordance 
     with section 302(g) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 
     U.S.C. 822(g)).
       (b) Program for Veterans.--The Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs and the Attorney General shall jointly carry out a 
     program under which veterans may deliver controlled 
     substances to be disposed of in accordance with section 
     302(g) of the Controlled Substances Act.
       (c) Program Elements.--The programs required by this 
     section shall provide for the following:
       (1) In the case of the program required by subsection (a), 
     the delivery of controlled substances under the program to 
     such members of the Armed Forces, medical professionals, and 
     other employees of the Department of Defense, and to such 
     other acceptance mechanisms, as the Secretary of Defense and 
     the Attorney General jointly specify for purposes of the 
     program.

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       (2) In the case of the program required by subsection (b), 
     the delivery of controlled substances under the program to 
     such employees of the Veterans Health Administration of the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs, and to such other acceptance 
     mechanisms, as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the 
     Attorney General jointly specify for purposes of the program.
       (3) Appropriate guidelines and procedures to prevent the 
     diversion, misuse, theft, or loss of controlled substances 
     delivered under such programs.

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