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H.R. 4574 (105th): Merchant Marine-Railroad Retirement Correction Act of 1998

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To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 to assure that merchant marine service during World War II that the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs deems to be active military duty by reason of a determination by the Secretary of Defense is considered to be creditable service in the computation of retirement benefits to the same degree as other active duty service, and for other purposes.

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Vincent Snowbarger

Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 1998
Length: 2 pages
Sep 15, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 15, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Sep 15, 1998

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H.R. 4574 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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