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S.373: Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment 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 Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action July 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2013 - Considers a person a spouse, for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veterans' benefits, if the marriage of the individual is valid in the state in which the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any state, if the marriage is valid in the place in which the marriage was entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a state. Includes as a state the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. territories and possessions.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 24, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
June 12, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111.
Feb. 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.