Text: H.R.6996 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/28/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6996


To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to deliver notice of the denial of claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary by certified mail, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 28, 2018

Mr. Latta (for himself, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Tipton, and Mr. Renacci) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to deliver notice of the denial of claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary by certified mail, 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 “Veterans Right to Expediency Act”.

SEC. 2. Delivery of notice of denial of benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs by certified mail.

Section 5104(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(c) In any case where the Secretary denies a benefit sought, the notice required by subsection (a) shall be delivered by certified mail.”.