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S. 2087: Voices for Veterans Act 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 16, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2087

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 16, 2021

(for herself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Tester, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Blumenthal, Ms. Smith, Ms. Cortez Masto, and Mrs. Feinstein) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, intersex, or queer.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Voices for Veterans Act 2021.

2.

Expansion of membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, intersex, or queer

(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 clause:

(vi)

veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, intersex, or queer.

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(b)

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.