H.R. 44 (103rd): Merchant Mariners Fairness Act of 1993


Jan 5, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 5, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jack Fields Jr.

Representative for Texas's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 2, 1993
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide that certain service of members of the United States merchant marine during World War II constituted active military service for purposes of any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Summary (CRS)

1/5/1993--Introduced.Merchant Mariners Fairness Act of 1993 - Provides that certain qualified service of a member of the U.S. merchant marine, including a vessel crewmember of the U.S. Army Transport Service, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 5, 1993

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Jun 2, 1993
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Introduced.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 44”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


241 cosponsors (147D, 93R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 44 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 2, 1991

H.R. 44 (104th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 1995

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