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[H.R. 4559 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4559

  To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a new Assistant 
    Secretary to perform operations, preparedness, security and law 
             enforcement functions, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 24, 2002

 Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself and Mr. Evans) (both by request) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a new Assistant 
    Secretary to perform operations, preparedness, security and law 
             enforcement functions, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Veterans Affairs 
Reorganization Act of 2002''.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE.

    Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an 
amendment is expressed in terms of an amendment to a section or other 
provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or 
other provision of title 38, United States Code.

SEC. 3. INCREASE THE NUMBER OF AUTHORIZED ASSISTANT SECRETARIES; 
              REVISION OF FUNCTIONS.

    Section 308 is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by striking ``six'' and inserting 
        ``seven'' in the first sentence; and
            (2) by inserting at the end of subsection (b) the following 
        new paragraph (11):
            ``(11) Operations, preparedness, security and law 
        enforcement functions.''.

SEC. 4. CONFORMING AMENDMENT TO TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE.

    Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking 
``Assistant Secretaries, Department of Veterans Affairs (6)'' and 
inserting ``Assistant Secretaries, Department of Veterans Affairs 
(7)''.
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