H.R. ___: To Name the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the "C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"

H.R. ___

To Name the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the "C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"

Date
October 22, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the House will consider H.R.___, a bill to Name the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the “C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center,” under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and has 202 cosponsors.

Bill Summary

H.R. ___ designates the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida as the “C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.”  The bill further requires any reference to the medical center in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States to be considered in reference to the C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Background

Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young (R-FL) was first elected to Congress in 1970, and was the House’s longest serving Republican.  Congressman Young served as a long-time member of the House Appropriations Committee, serving most recently as Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.  Rep. Young was known as a strong advocate for our nation’s military and veterans.  Young passed away on October 18, 2013, at the age of 82.  His time in Congress spanned five decades and eight administrations.

Cost

The CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would have no significant cost. 

Additional Information

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