After being amended by the Senate, the House of Representatives agreed to the changes to H.R. 634, American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act, on June 18. The bill is now enrolled and is cleared for the White House for the President’s signature.
The bill calls for the striking of 350,000 silver dollars whose design will be “emblematic of the service of our disabled veterans who, having survived the ordeal of war, made enormous personal sacrifices defending the principles of our democracy.” Coins will be issued in 2010. For this commemorative, the $10 surcharge will “be paid to the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation for the purpose of establishing an endowment to support the construction of American Veterans’ Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, DC.”