|Sponsor||Rep. Herseth-Sandlin, Stephanie|
|Date||June 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Sarah Makin|
H.R. 1211 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D-SD) on February 26, 2009.
H.R. 1211 would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to do the following:
350,000 women are serving in the U.S. military today, almost 15 percent of active duty personnel.
CBO estimates that H.R. 1211 would cost about $160 million over the 2010-2014 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized and estimated amounts. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues.