Summary

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to clarify that all veterans programs are exempt from sequestration. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Feb 3, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to clarify that all veterans programs are exempt from sequestration.

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 ``Protect VA Healthcare Act of 2012''.

SEC. 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 is amended by striking subparagraph (E) (relating to veterans' medical care). (b) Conforming Amendment.--The subsection heading of section 256(e) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by striking the comma after ``Centers'' and by striking ``and Veterans' Medical Care''. <all>

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To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to clarify that all veterans programs are exempt from sequestration.

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Our Veterans earned their benefits. Our nation should never turn their backs on them. Many veterans depend totally on what they receive from the VA. A balanced budget is a must, but do not put the burden on veterans.

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