What is the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017?

Introduction

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 (Pub.L. 115-15) is a law that states that the flag of the United States be displayed “especially on Vietnam War Veterans Day.”

The bill was introduced into the United States Senate during the 115th United States Congress. It was signed into law by President Donald Trump on 28 March 2017.

Provisions of the Bill

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 amends title 4 of the United States Code, section 6(d) to include National Vietnam War Veterans Day as an important occasion on which the flag should be raised.

Procedural History

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 was introduced into the United States Senate on 03 February 2017. It was passed by unanimous consent the same day without any amendments. The bill was received in the United States House of Representatives and referred to the United States House Committee on the Judiciary and United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on 06 February 2017. The bill was passed by the House on 21 March 2017 in a voice vote without any amendments. The bill was signed into law by President Donald Trump on 28 March 2017 and became Public Law No: 115-15.

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