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Introduced in House (06/08/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2827


To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 8, 2017

Ms. DelBene (for herself, Mr. Walz, Ms. Esty of Connecticut, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Peters, Miss Rice of New York, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Takano, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Heck, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Evans, Mr. Gutiérrez, Mr. Rush, Ms. Meng, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Norton, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Nadler, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Welch, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Jeffries, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Polis, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Norcross, Ms. Shea-Porter, Ms. Speier, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Slaughter, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Engel, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Beyer, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Moore, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Kind, Ms. Gabbard, and Mr. Raskin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

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 “Voices for Veterans Act”.

SEC. 2. Extension and expansion of membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

(a) Expansion of membership.—Subsection (a)(2)(A) of section 544 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in clause (iv), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in clause (v), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by inserting after clause (v) the following new clauses:

“(vi) veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.”.

(b) Extension.—Subsection (e) of such section is amended by striking “December 31, 2017” and inserting “December 31, 2019”.

(c) Effective date.—Clause (vi) of section 544(a)(2)(A) of title 38, United States Code, shall apply to appointments made on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.