H.R. 960, To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Newark, Ohio, as the Daniel L. Kinnard Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic

H.R. 960

To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Newark, Ohio, as the Daniel L. Kinnard Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Sponsor
Rep. Pat Tiberi

Date
May 23, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Monday, May 23, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 960, to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Newark, Ohio, as the Daniel L. Kinnard Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic,” under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on February 12, 2015, by Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH) and was referred to the Committee on Veteran Affairs.

Bill Summary

H.R. 960 designates the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Newark, Ohio, as the Daniel L. Kinnard Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

 

Background

Daniel Lee Kinnard was born on October 21, 1949 in Central Ohio. While living in Newark, Kinnard enlisted in the Army at Fort Hayes on November 14, 1966. He served bravely as a medic in the 101st Airborn Division, the famed “Screaming Eagles,” during the Vietnam War. On February 17, 1968, Specialist Daniel L. Kinnard was killed inaction rendering aid to his fellow paratroopers after his unit made contact with the enemy. [1]

According to the bill’s sponsor, “This young man put his country before himself and made the ultimate sacrifice. We honor and remember Specialist Daniel L. Kinnard for his sacrifice and his family’s sacrifice by recognizing him in his hometown.”[2]

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|[1] See Rep. Patrick Tiberi Press Release, “Local Service Member Recognized in Measure to name Newark Outpatient Clinic,” February 24, 2015.
[2] Ibid.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.