H.R.5055: To amend title 10, United States Code, to increase the amount of the military death gratuity from $12,000 to $50,000.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about families
  • Introduced Sept. 9, 2004
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 9, 2004

Bill Cosponsors

221 (156 Democrats, 1 Independent Democrat, 65 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Increases the death gratuity payable with respect to members of the Armed Forces from $12,000 to $50,000. Makes this increase applicable to deaths occurring on or after September 11, 2001. Requires the Secretary of Defense to derive funds for payments under this Act in FY 2005 from travel funds for personnel of the Office of the Secretary.

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
Sept. 9, 2004

Introduced in the House by Dennis Moore (D-Kan.)

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