This bill — known as the Free Veterans From Fees Act — would waive the special use permit application fee for veteran groups applying for a permit at war memorials on federal land to hold an event honoring veterans.
What is House Bill H.R. 3997?
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In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA) introduced this bill to waive the administrative fee for veterans applying for a permit at war memorials on federal land:
“Our veterans have made great sacrifices to defend the freedom and liberties that we enjoy today. This is the least we can do to help veterans and their families commemorate their service to our country. I’m grateful to Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Major in the Army National Guard, for her support of this legislation.”
Lead cosponsor Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) added:
“The Free Veterans from Fees Act is a small way to show the appreciation and respect that our country has for our veterans who have sacrificed so much both at home and abroad. We should do all we can to empower our veterans as we pay tribute to our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. I thank Congressman Rothfus for his dedication to serving veterans.”
This legislation has the support of two cosponsors in the House, including Gabbard and Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI).
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Free Veterans from Fees Act
To waive the application fee for any special use permit for veterans demonstrations and special events at war memorials on Federal land, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
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