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S.1559: Benefits Fairness for Filipino Veterans 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 Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Sept. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 30, 2013
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Benefits Fairness for Filipino Veterans Act of 2013 - Provides that, with respect to eligibility for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of Filipino veterans who are lawful U.S. residents, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may not determine that such a person is not an individual residing in the United States solely because the person is outside the United States for any period of less than one year.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
Sept. 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7008)