IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 17, 2012
Mr. Tester (for himself, Mr. Begich, and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget
To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to clarify that all veterans programs are exempt from sequestration, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Protecting the Health Care of Veterans
Act of 2012.
Clarification of exemption for all veterans programs
Section 256(e)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 906(e)(2)) is amended by striking subparagraph (E) (relating to veterans’ medical care).
heading of section 256(e) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 906(e)) is amended by striking
, Indian Health Services
and Facilities, and Veterans' Medical Care and
Health Services and Facilities.