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S.2323: Gold Star Fathers Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 13, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 11, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Gold Star Fathers Act of 2014 - Includes as a preference eligible for federal employment purposes a parent (currently, the mother only) of either an individual who lost his or her life under honorable conditions while serving in the Armed Forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during the period beginning April 28, 1952, and ending July 1, 1955, or a service-connected permanently and totally disabled veteran, if: (1) the spouse of such parent is totally and permanently disabled; or (2) such parent, when preference is claimed, is unmarried or legally separated from his or her spouse.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 11, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Sept. 11, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Sept. 10, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5514; text as passed Senate: CR S5514)
Aug. 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 549.
Aug. 26, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper under authority of the order of the Senate of 08/05/2014 without amendment. With written report No. 113-249.
July 30, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
May 13, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.