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Introduced in House (07/12/2012)

2d Session
H. R. 6121

To provide for the issuance of a Victory for Veterans stamp, and for other purposes.


July 12, 2012

Mr. Larson of Connecticut (for himself, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Dold, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Critz, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Walz of Minnesota, Mr. Yarmuth, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Sires, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Towns, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Dicks, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Sutton, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Deutch, Ms. Sewell, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Mr. Israel, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Altmire, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Bass of California, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Reyes, Ms. Moore, Mr. Luján, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. Hahn, Mr. Baca, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. Ross of Arkansas, Mr. Marino, Mr. Barletta, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Dent, Mr. Watt, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Shuler, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. McHenry, Mrs. Bono Mack, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Turner of Ohio, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Andrews, Ms. Woolsey, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Welch, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Holden, Mr. Clay, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Carnahan, Mr. Costa, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Visclosky, Ms. Richardson, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Norton, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Himes, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Ms. Hochul, Ms. Chu, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Stark, Mr. Cicilline, and Mr. Lance) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To provide for the issuance of a Victory for Veterans stamp, and for other purposes.

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 “The Victory for Veterans Stamp Act of 2012”.

SEC. 2. Victory for Veterans stamp.

(a) In general.—Title 39, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 414 the following:

§ 414a. Victory for Veterans stamp

“(a) In order to provide members of the public an opportunity to honor their veterans by supporting veterans’ employment programs, to reduce the deficit, and to preserve the vital role of the United States Postal Service, the Postal Service shall issue a special stamp (referred to in this section as the ‘Victory for Veterans Stamp’) in accordance with the provisions of this section.

“(b) The Victory for Veterans Stamp—

“(1) shall not be valid for purposes of postage; and

“(2) shall be offered at a cost equal to 25 cents.

“(c) (1) The amounts becoming available from the sale of the Victory for Veterans Stamp shall be used as follows:

“(A) One-third of such amounts shall be transferred to the Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of funding vocational rehabilitation programs for veterans under chapter 31 of title 38.

“(B) One-third of such amounts shall be transferred to the general fund of the Treasury for purposes of deficit reduction.

“(C) One-third of such amounts shall be used by the Postal Service to satisfy obligations incurred under section 2005.

“(2) Amounts transferred under this subsection to an agency under paragraph (1)(A) or (1)(B) shall be made under such arrangements as the Postal Service shall by mutual agreement with such agency establish in order to carry out the purposes of this section.

“(3) For purposes of this section, the term ‘amounts becoming available from the sale of the Victory for Veterans Stamp’ means—

“(A) the total amounts received by the Postal Service that it would not have received but for the enactment of this section, reduced by

“(B) an amount sufficient to cover reasonable costs incurred by the Postal Service in carrying out this section, including those attributable to the printing, sale, and distribution of the Victory for Veterans Stamp under this section, as determined by the Postal Service under regulations that it shall prescribe.

“(d) Amounts transferred under subsection (c)(1)(A) to the Department of Veterans Affairs shall not be taken into account in any decision relating to the level of appropriations or other Federal funding to be furnished in any year to the Department.

“(e) The Victory for Veterans Stamp shall be made available to the public beginning on such date as the Postal Service shall by regulation prescribe, but in no event later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this section.

“(f) The Postmaster General shall include in each report rendered under section 2402 information concerning the operation of this section.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—The table of sections for title 39, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 414 the following:

“414a. Victory for Veterans stamp.”.