S.778 - A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue cards to veterans that identify them as veterans, and for other purposes.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] (Introduced 04/23/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/12/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.|
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Summary: S.778 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/23/2013)
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue to a veteran a card, to be known as a Veterans ID Card, that identifies the veteran as a veteran and includes the veteran's name and photo. Allows the Secretary to issue such a card regardless of whether the veteran is: (1) enrolled in the VA system of annual patient enrollment; or (2) in receipt of VA educational assistance, compensation, or pension.
Authorizes the Secretary to work with national retail chains that offer veterans reduced prices on pharmaceutical and consumer products to ensure that such chains recognize the above cards when offering such prices.