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

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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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.


Vincent Snowbarger

Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district



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Sep 15, 1998

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