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Text of the Protecting the Health Care of Veterans Act of 2012

This bill was introduced on February 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 17, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2128

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 17, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Begich, and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting the Health Care of Veterans Act of 2012.

2.

Clarification of exemption for all veterans programs

(a)

In general

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).

(b)

Clerical amendment

The subsection 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 inserting and Indian Health Services and Facilities.