H.R. 3157 is expected to be considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) on July 9, 2009.
H.R. 3157 would designate the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Alexandria, Minnesota, as the "Max J. Beilke Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic."
Max J. Beilke of Laurel, Maryland, was killed while working at the Pentagon during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Beilke, a retired Army master sergeant, was born and grew up in Pipestone, Minnesota. Beilke was sent to Vietnam in 1972 and served almost a year there during the time of negotiation for the withdrawal of U.S. forces. Max Beilke was listed officially as the last American combat soldier to leave Saigon on March 29, 1973.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not produced a cost estimate for this bill.