H.R. 4909 (102nd): To amend chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, to provide that veterans who are former prisoners of war shall be deemed to have a service-connected disability rated as total for the purposes of determining the benefits due to such veterans.


Apr 9, 1992
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 9, 1992, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Hamilton Fish Jr.

Representative for New York's 21st congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

4/9/1992--Introduced.Provides that a veteran who is a former prisoner of war shall be deemed to have a total service-connected disability rating for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits. Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 9, 1992

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4909”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (7D, 4R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 2062 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 11, 1993

S. 2916 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 30, 1992

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