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H.R.1855: To require the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List, and for other purposes.

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 Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii
Total Cosponsors 18 (17 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action June 20, 2013
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to establish a process for determining whether individuals who served in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines or in the Philippine Scouts while in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II and who are not included in the Missouri List are eligible for certain benefits relating to their U.S. service.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
May 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
May 7, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
May 7, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs