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H.R. 4720 (106th): Combat Merchant Mariners Veterans Benefits Act of 2000

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Michael Forbes

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2000
Length: 4 pages

Jun 22, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 22, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jun 22, 2000

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 4720 (106th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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