H.R. 3682, To designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 1961 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minnesota, as the “Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic”

H.R. 3682

To designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 1961 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minnesota, as the “Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic”

Sponsor
Rep. Timothy J. Walz

Date
June 17, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 3682, To designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 1961 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minnesota, as the “Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic, under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 3682 was introduced on December 9, 2013 by Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and was referred to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3682 designates the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Mankato, Minnesota, as the “Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic.”

Background

During World War II, First Lieutenant Lyle Pearson “flew the equivalent of 50 combat missions over occupied territory until he was shot down over Italy in December of 1944.  He spent six months as a prisoner of war until the camp was liberated in May 1945.”[1]  Pearson received the Distinguished Flying Cross, multiple Air Medals, and the Purple Heart for his service.[2]

 

After his return to civilian life, Pearson served his community in numerous capacities, “administer[ing] programs for the Nicollet County Juvenile Court and Nicollet County Court Services.”[3]  He also “served as the Minnesota Department Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and . . . as National Commander, presenting legislative programs on behalf of the DAV to the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees.”[4]  Pearson passed away in January of 2013.

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[1] Walz Announces Measure to Name Mankato Vets Facility after Late War Hero and Local Legend (Dec. 10, 2013).
[2] Id.
[3] Id.
[4] Id.

Cost

A cost estimate is not available at this time.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.