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H.R.44: Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam
Total Cosponsors 20 (18 Democrats, 1 Independent, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 31, 2013
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Bill Summary

Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act - Recognizes the suffering and the loyalty of the residents of Guam during the Japanese occupation of Guam in World War II.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a Fund for the payment of claims submitted by compensable Guam victims and survivors of compensable Guam decedents.

Directs the Secretary to make specified payments to: (1) living Guam residents who were raped, injured, interned, or subjected to forced labor or marches, or internment resulting from, or incident to, such occupation and subsequent liberation; and (2) survivors of compensable residents who died in war (such payments to be made after payments have been made to surviving Guam residents).

Directs the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission to specify injuries that would constitute a severe personal injury or a personal injury and adjudicate claims and determine payment eligibility.

Requires claims to be filed within one year aft...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.