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Passed House amended (10/11/2011)

Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit quarterly to the congressional veterans committees an accounting of the costs of each conference, meeting, or other similar forum sponsored or co-sponsored by the VA that is: (1) attended by at least 50 individuals, including at least 1 VA employee; and (3) estimated to cost the VA at least $20,000.

Deems the submission of information by the Secretary to the veterans committees in response to a request by the chairman or ranking member of such committee or one of its subcommittees as: (1) a covered federal disclosure to a House of Congress; and (2) a permitted disclosure under regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, including a permitted disclosure for oversight activities authorized by law.

Directs the Secretary of Labor to establish and maintain a website for the public disclosure of information concerning the employment by federal contractors of: (1) disabled veterans, (2) veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign for which a campaign badge has been authorized, (3) veterans who participated in a military operation for which a service medal was awarded, and (4) recently separated veterans.