H.R.4188 - Veterans Tobacco Trust Fund Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] (Introduced 06/25/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/23/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4188 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/25/1998)
Veterans Tobacco Trust Fund Act of 1998 - Establishes in the Treasury the Veterans Tobacco Trust Fund. Provides that if a law is enacted that provides for the allocation of funds received from tobacco product manufacturers for programs to reduce the use of tobacco products by minors and for health-care research, then there shall be credited to the Fund, without further appropriation, the amount of $3 billion.
Makes such amount available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for: (1) furnishing veterans' medical care and services; and (2) conducting medical, rehabilitation, and health systems research, with particular emphasis on research relating to the prevention and treatment of, and rehabilitation from, tobacco addiction and diseases associated with tobacco use.