H.R.3681 - Veterans Benefits Awareness Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] (Introduced 09/27/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 110-644|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/21/2008 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Referred in Senate (05/21/2008)
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3681 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 2d Session H. R. 3681 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES May 21, 2008 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ 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.