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Referred in Senate (05/21/2008)

 
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H.R. 3681 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 3681


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 21, 2008

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
                                Affairs

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                                 AN ACT


 
 To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of 
    Veterans Affairs to advertise in the national media to promote 
    awareness of benefits under laws administered by the Secretary.

    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 ``Veterans Benefits Awareness Act of 
2008''.

SEC. 2. AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO ADVERTISE TO 
              PROMOTE AWARENESS OF BENEFITS UNDER LAWS ADMINISTERED BY 
              THE SECRETARY.

    (a) Authority To Advertise.--Subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 
38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following 
new section:
``Sec. 532. Authority to advertise in national media
    ``The Secretary may purchase advertising in national media outlets 
for the purpose of promoting awareness of benefits under laws 
administered by the Secretary, including promoting awareness of 
assistance provided by the Secretary, including assistance for programs 
to assist homeless veterans, to promote veteran-owned small businesses, 
and to provide opportunities for employment in the Department of 
Veterans Affairs and for education, training, compensation, pension, 
vocational rehabilitation, and healthcare benefits, and mental 
healthcare (including the prevention of suicide among veterans).''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 
531 the following:

``532. Authority to advertise in national media.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives May 20, 2008.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.

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