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H.R.1452: Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Jackie Speier, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 37 (36 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 26, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2013 - Deems certain service performed before July 1, 1946, in the organized military forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts as active military service for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in determining eligibility under this Act, to take into account any relevant service documentation, including documentation other than the Missouri List (the list of all discharged and deceased veterans from the 20th century).

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
April 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.