US HB2773 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Introduced on June 6 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-10-12 - Committee Hearings Held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to sell Pershing Hall. This bill amends the Veterans' Benefits Programs Improvement Act of 1991 to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to sell Pershing Hall, in Paris, France, for fair market value, on the condition that the purchaser agrees to preserve its interior and exterior architectural details. The VA shall transfer to the American Battle Monuments Commission any personal property in the VA's possession, including memorabilia regarding General Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, regardless of the location of the property at the time of the transfer. The funds received from such sale shall be transferred to the commission and made available for maintaining cemeteries, monuments, and memorials under the commission's jurisdiction. The Pershing Hall Revolving Fund shall be abolished one year after such sale and its funds shall be transferred to the commission.

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Title

To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to sell Pershing Hall.

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-10-12HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
2017-06-06HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2017-06-06HouseSubcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Discharged.
2017-06-06HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
2017-06-06HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
2017-06-06HouseIntroduced in House

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