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H.R.705: Fort Hood Victims and Families Benefits Protection Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor John Carter, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 25 (1 Democrat, 24 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action March 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Fort Hood Victims and Families Benefits Protection Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) any member of the Armed Forces who was killed or wounded in the attack at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, and the family members of those victims, should receive the same treatment and benefits as the victims and families of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States; and (2) such members and families have made tremendous sacrifices, and the United States should provide them with the maximum level of benefits available, identical to that available to those killed or wounded in an overseas combat zone such as Iraq or Afghanistan.

Treats members and DOD civilian employees killed or wounded in the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, as members killed or wounded in a combat zone or civilian employees killed or wounded in a terrorist attack or while serving in a contingency operation, respectively, for purposes of specified laws, regulations, and policies con...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services