H.R.2306 - Veterans Outreach Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] (Introduced 05/11/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/11/2005 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.2306 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/11/2005)
Veterans Outreach Act of 2005 - Rescinds a specified Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) memorandum (Status of VHA Enrollment and Associated Issues) from the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management. States that: (1) Veterans Integrated Service Networks' marketing activities shall be carried out without regard to such memorandum; and (2) no VA funds shall be used to carry out such memorandum.
Directs the Secretary of the VA to annually prepare a plan for VA outreach activities for the following year which shall include plans to: (1) identify veterans who are not enrolled for VA benefits; and (2) inform veterans and their dependents of benefits changes, including medical and nursing care eligibility.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish procedures to coordinate VA outreach activities; and (2) assign VA employees to conduct outreach program services for eligible dependents (spouse, surviving spouse (whether or not remarried), child (regardless of age or marital status), or parent of a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service).