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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[H.R. 2808 Introduced in House (IH)]






108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2808

   To require advance notification of Congress regarding any action 
   proposed to be taken by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the 
 implementation of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services 
    initiative of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 21, 2003

   Mr. Moore (for himself, Mrs. Emerson, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Hefley, Mr. 
   Frost, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Skelton, Mr. 
   Bachus, Mr. Hoyer, Mrs. Bono, Mr. Wu, Mr. English, Mr. Larson of 
  Connecticut, Mr. Issa, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. 
Boswell, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Clay, Mr. Linder, Mr. Ross, Mr. Ney, 
    Mr. Baird, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Sandlin, Mr. Otter, Mr. Filner, Mr. 
Pickering, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Bell, Mr. Hastings 
 of Florida, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. McDermott, Mr. 
Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Neal 
 of Massachusetts, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Spratt, Mr. Honda, Ms. 
    McCarthy of Missouri, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Stenholm, Mr. Taylor of 
 Mississippi, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Kleczka, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. 
   Nadler, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Clyburn, Ms. 
 Majette, Mr. Holt, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Andrews, 
Mr. Becerra, Mr. Weiner, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Linda 
  T. Sanchez of California, Mr. Emanuel, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Ortiz, Ms. 
Woolsey, Mr. Hall, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Evans, 
 Mr. Farr, Mr. Stupak, Ms. Hooley of Oregon, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, 
  Mr. Serrano, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Kanjorski, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Ford, Mrs. 
 Tauscher, Mr. Lampson, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Green of Texas, 
 Mr. Schiff, Mr. Kind, Mr. Hoeffel, Mr. Berry, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Meeks 
 of New York, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Israel, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. 
 Lofgren, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Miller of North Carolina, Mr. 
  Baca, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. 
  Doyle, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Reyes, Mr. 
Scott of Georgia, Mr. Delahunt, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Inslee, Ms. Solis, 
  Mr. Strickland, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Carson of Oklahoma, Ms. 
 Velazquez, and Mr. Ackerman) introduced the following bill; which was 
             referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
   To require advance notification of Congress regarding any action 
   proposed to be taken by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the 
 implementation of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services 
    initiative of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 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. ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF A DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 
              CAPITAL ASSET REALIGNMENT INITIATIVE.

    (a) Requirement for Advance Notification.--Before taking any action 
proposed under the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services 
initiative of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs shall submit to Congress a written notification of the 
intent to take such action.
    (b) Limitation.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may not take any 
proposed action described in subsection (a) until the later of--
            (1) the expiration of the 60-day period beginning on the 
        date on which the Secretary submits to Congress the 
        notification of the proposed action required under subsection 
        (a); or
            (2) the expiration of a period of 30 days of continuous 
        session of Congress beginning on such date of notification or, 
        if either House of Congress is not in session on such date, the 
        first day after such date that both Houses of Congress are in 
        session.
    (c) Continuous Session of Congress.--For the purposes of subsection 
(b)--
            (1) the continuity of session of Congress is broken only by 
        an adjournment of Congress sine die; and
            (2) the days on which either House is not in session 
        because of an adjournment of more than three days to a day 
        certain are excluded in the computation of any period of time 
        in which Congress is in continuous session.
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