Summary: H.R.2525 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/25/1991)

Department of Veterans Affairs Codification Act - Revises Federal provisions which established the Department of Veterans Affairs as an executive department. Redesignates the Veterans Health Services and Research Administration as the Veterans Health Administration. Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a commission to recommend individuals to the President whenever a vacancy occurs in the positions of Chief Medical Director and Chief Benefits Director of the Department. Includes the Veterans' Canteen Service and the Board of Contract Appeals within the Department.

Revises the definition of an "administrative reorganization" within the Department requiring prior congressional notification.

Revises and codifies provisions relating to the authority and various duties of the Secretary.

States that the Veterans Benefits Administration shall be responsible for the following programs of the Department: (1) compensation and pension programs; (2) vocational rehabilitation and educational assistance programs; (3) veterans' home loan programs; (4) veterans' and service members' life insurance programs; and (5) outreach and other veterans' services programs.

Repeals specified provisions of the Department of Veterans Affairs Act to conform with changes made under this Act.

Replaces references to the Veterans Administration and the Administrator of Veterans Affairs with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, respectively. Amends other specified statutes to conform with changes made under this Act.