H.R.4169 - American Braille Flag Memorial Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] (Introduced 11/13/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/29/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Referred in Senate (04/29/2008)
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4169 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 2d Session H. R. 4169 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES February 25, 2008 Received April 29, 2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To authorize the placement in Arlington National Cemetery of an American Braille tactile flag in Arlington National Cemetery honoring blind members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and other Americans. 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 ``American Braille Flag Memorial Act''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (1) There are more than 175,000 blind veterans. (2) The Department of Defense estimates that 16 percent of the members of the Armed Forces who have been injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom have severe vision loss as a result of their injuries. (3) The American Braille tactile flag was created by the Kansas Braille Transcription Institute in Wichita, Kansas, to allow blind Americans and blind veterans to experience the American flag. (4) Arlington National Cemetery, visited by approximately 4,000,0000 people annually, is a national place of remembrance and honor for the Nation's veterans. SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF PLACEMENT OF AN AMERICAN BRAILLE TACTILE FLAG IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY HONORING BLIND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES, VETERANS, AND OTHER AMERICANS. (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Army is authorized to place in Arlington National Cemetery an American Braille tactile flag in Arlington National Cemetery honoring blind members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and other Americans. (b) Approval of Design and Site.--The Secretary of the Army shall have exclusive authority to approve an appropriate design and site within Arlington National Cemetery for the memorial authorized under subsection (a). Passed the House of Representatives February 14, 2008. Attest: LORRAINE C. MILLER, Clerk.