H.R. 402: To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, as the "William C. Tallent Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic"

H.R. 402

To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, as the "William C. Tallent Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic"

Date
July 13, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.R. 402 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-TN) January 1, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.R. 402 would designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, as the `William C. Tallent Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic.'

Background

William Tallent dedicated his life to veterans in Knoxville, Tenn., by advocating for a local veteran's nursing home, and serving on several local veteran's boards. William Tallent, while serving in World War II, was captured by German forces and taken captive for six months, and he eventually received two purple hearts and a bronze star for his service.