H. R. 915
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 12, 2015
Ms. DelBene (for herself, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Norton, Ms. Lee, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Takano, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Polis, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Pocan, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Kuster, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Ms. Maxine Waters of California, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Farr, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Esty, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Speier, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Ashford, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Peters, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. Hahn, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kind, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Gutiérrez, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Titus, Mr. Honda, Ms. Meng, Mr. Heck of Washington, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Meeks, and Mr. Walz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
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, or bisexual and veterans who are transgender.
This Act may be cited as the
Voices for Veterans Act.
Extension and expansion of membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual and veterans who are transgender
Expansion of membership
Subsection (a)(2)(A) of section 544 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
in clause (iv), by striking
and at the end;
in clause (v), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by inserting after clause (v) the following new clauses:
veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
Subsection (e) of such section is amended by striking
December 31, 2015 and inserting
December 31, 2017.
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.