CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the House will consider S. 3283, To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the “PFC James Dunn VA Clinic,” under suspension of the rules. S. 3283 was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) on July 14, 2016. The Senate passed S. 3283 without amendment by unanimous consent on July 14, 2016, and the bill was subsequently referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on July 18, 2016.
S. 3283 designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the “PFC James Dunn VA Clinic.”
A native of Colorado and recipient of the Navy Cross, Private First Class (PFC) James Dunn was assigned to the 3rd Battalion 6th Marines in World War II. During his deployment overseas, PFC Dunn was stationed at the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. After his commander was severely injured as a result of heavy enemy fire during a routine patrol, Dunn assumed command of his platoon. Although he was initially ordered to withdraw from battle without the injured members of his platoon, PFC Dunn returned and evacuated his wounded comrades to safe cover from the heavy incoming machine and mortar fire.
“PFC James Dunn represented the very best this country has to offer,” according to the bill’s sponsor. “He proved that one man’s heroic actions can save countless lives, and his selflessness in the heat of battle still serves as an inspiration to Americans today. I’m proud to join my Colorado colleagues and introduce legislation, that if enacted and signed into law, will ensure future generations will look to the Pueblo VA clinic that bears his name and be inspired by his incredible story.”
A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate for this bill is currently unavailable.
For questions or further information please contact John Wilson with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-1811.