S. 623 (105th): Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 1997


Apr 22, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 7, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Daniel Inouye

Senator from Hawaii



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Last Updated: Apr 22, 1997
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philipines and the Philippines Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Summary (CRS)

4/22/1997--Introduced.Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 1997- Amends Federal veterans' benefits provisions to include certain service in the organized military forces of the Philippines and service as Philippine Scouts within the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 22, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 7, 1997
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 623”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (12D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 55 (104th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 1995

S. 146 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2005

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