Summary: H.R.4060 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4060. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/11/1996)

Commission on the Future for America's Veterans Act - Establishes the Commission on the Future for America's Veterans (the Commission), the Panel on Veterans' Employment Opportunities (Opportunities Panel), and the Panel on Veterans' Health Benefits (Health Panel).

Requires the Commission chairman to oversee the progress of each panel, review weekly progress reports, and allocate Commission resources to the panels.

Requires the Opportunities Panel to: (1) review the efficacy and appropriateness of veterans' transition assistance and adjustment programs in providing assistance to members of the armed forces in making the transition and adjustment to civilian life; (2) evaluate proposals for improving such programs; and (3) make appropriate recommendations to the Congress.

Requires the Health Panel: (1) to conduct a comprehensive study of health care services available to veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs; (2) to submit a legislative proposal to the Congress (demonstration project bill) which authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to implement temporary demonstration projects to improve Department health care services; and (3) together with the Commission chairman, to report thereon to the Congress. Provides for the expedited congressional consideration of the demonstration project bill.

Provides Commission funding.