H.R.1718 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to repeal the four-year terms specified by law for certain officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 04/10/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/21/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1718 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Repeals the four-year terms for the following positions in the Department of Veterans Affairs: (1) Under Secretary for Health; (2) Under Secretary for Benefits; and (3) specified officials within the Office of the Under Secretary for Health.
Introduced in House (04/10/2003)
Requires the directors of the principal geographic service areas of the Department to be appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Requires: (1) the Secretary to communicate the reasons for removing any director to the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees; and (2) reassignment to a former position of an employee removed as a director for reasons other than cause, if the employee relinquished the former position to accept the director position.