S. 1132 (108th): Veterans’ Benefits Enhancements Act of 2003


May 22, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on October 31, 2003 but was never passed by the House.


Arlen Specter

Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2003
Length: 39 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and enhance certain benefits for survivors of veterans, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Survivor BenefitsSection101 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide to any child of a veteran of covered service in Korea (active military duty within a specified ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 22, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 30, 2003
Reported by Committee

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Oct 31, 2003
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1132”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (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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H.R. 2297 (Related)
Veterans Benefits Act of 2003

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 16, 2003

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