H.R. 23 (110th): Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2007


Jan 4, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 30, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.


Bob Filner

Representative for California's 51st congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2007
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) during World War II.

Summary (CRS)

7/30/2007--Passed House amended.Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2007 - Establishes in the Treasury the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund for payments by ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 4, 2007

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Jul 17, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Jul 30, 2007
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 23”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


244 cosponsors (168D, 76R) (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. 23 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 2005

H.R. 23 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: May 12, 2009

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