H.R. 2946 (105th): Combat Merchant Mariners Veterans Benefits Act of 1997


Nov 8, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 8, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Michael Forbes

Representative for New York's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 8, 1997
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide veterans benefits to individuals who serve in the United States merchant marine during a period of war.

Summary (CRS)

Combat Merchant Mariners Veterans Benefits Act of 1997 - Provides that:(1) service in the U.S. merchant marine during a period of war for a total period equal to at least ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 8, 1997

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2946”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (7D, 2R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 4720 (106th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2000

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