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VA RIN: 2900-AQ75 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in Veterans Affairs Programs and Activities: Implementation of Executive Order 13831 

This proposed rule would amend the Department of Veterans Affairs regulations to implement Executive Order 13831 (Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative). Among other changes, this rule proposes to provide clarity regarding the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in the Department of Veterans Affairs programs. This proposed rulemaking aligns with the Department of Veterans Affairs goal of implementing its programs and activities consistent with the First Amendment to the Constitution and the requirements of Federal law, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 50.2 to 50.3    38 CFR 61.64(f)    38 CFR 62.62(f)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 20000bb to 20000bb-4    38 U.S.C. 501   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Conrad Washington
Acting Director, Center for Faith and Opportunities Initiatives (00FB)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-7865