Summary: H.R.2773 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/06/2017)

This bill amends the Veterans' Benefits Programs Improvement Act of 1991 to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to sell Pershing Hall, in Paris, France, for fair market value, on the condition that the purchaser agrees to preserve its interior and exterior architectural details.

The VA shall transfer to the American Battle Monuments Commission any personal property in the VA's possession, including memorabilia regarding General Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, regardless of the location of the property at the time of the transfer.

The funds received from such sale shall be transferred to the commission and made available for maintaining cemeteries, monuments, and memorials under the commission's jurisdiction.

The Pershing Hall Revolving Fund shall be abolished one year after such sale and its funds shall be transferred to the commission.