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S.1500: Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act

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Sponsor John Cornyn, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 15 (All Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act - Directs: (1) the Secretary of the military department concerned to award the Purple Heart to members of the Armed Forces (members) who were killed or wounded in the attack at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009; and (2) the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to award the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom to civilian employees and contractors of DOD who were killed or wounded in such attack.

Deems, for purposes of all applicable federal benefit laws, regulations, and policies: (1) such members to have been killed or wounded in a combat zone as the result of an enemy act; and (2) such employees to have been killed or wounded by hostile action while serving with the Armed Forces in a contingency operation and to have been killed or wounded in a terrorist attack. Excludes any member whose death or wound was the result of willful misconduct. Applies such provisions to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other psychological ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 12, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6448)