H.R. 6897 (110th): Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008

Sep 15, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Bob Filner
Representative for California's 51st congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 23, 2008
7 pages

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 23, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Sep 15, 2008
Referred to Committee Sep 15, 2008
Passed House Sep 23, 2008
Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain payments to eligible persons who served in the Philippines during World War II.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Sep 23, 2008 2:05 p.m.
Passed 392/23

1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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9/23/2008--Passed House amended.
Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008 - Establishes in the Treasury the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund, whose amounts shall be available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs without fiscal year limitation to make payments to specified eligible persons who served: (1) before July 1, 1946, in the organized military forces of the government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, while in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States; or (2) in the Philippine Scouts.
Sets the payment amounts at $15,000 for U.S. citizens and $9,000 for non-U.S. citizens. States that acceptance of such payment shall constitute a release of any claim against the United States for such service.
Requires the Secretary to include information concerning compensation fund operation within annual budget documents submitted to Congress.
Authorizes appropriations.

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