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H.R. 1986 (103rd): To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide that the effective date for discontinuance of compensation and pension paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall be the date on which the recipient dies, rather than the last day of the preceding month, in the case of a veteran with a surviving spouse, and for other purposes.

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May 5, 1993
103rd Congress (1993–1994)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 5, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Thomas Lewis

Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 5, 1993
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May 5, 1993

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H.R. 1986 (103rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1986. This is the one from the 103rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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