S. 713 (110th): Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act of 2007

Introduced:
Feb 28, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 1268 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 01, 2007

Sponsor
Barack Obama
Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2007
Length
27 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1268 (Related)
Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 01, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 28, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to ensure dignity in care for members of the Armed Forces recovering from injuries.

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2/28/2007--Introduced.
Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act of 2007 - Requires each recovering servicemember who is assigned to a military barracks or dormitory to be assigned to one that is maintained at the highest service standard in effect for enlisted members of the Armed Forces. Requires at least semiannual inspections of, and appropriate repairs to, any such quarters, as well as alternate housing during periods of unremedied housing deficiencies.
Outlines requirements to be implemented for recovering servicemembers and their families, including:
(1) physical disability evaluation system changes;
(2) supervising officer and caseworker support;
(3) increased training for caseworkers and social workers on particular servicemember conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
(4) increased support services, including an Ombudsman for Recovering Servicemembers;
(5) a prohibition on discrimination in employment of family members caring for such servicemembers; and
(6) meal benefits for recovering servicemembers and family members caring for such servicemembers.
Establishes the Oversight Board for the Wounded.

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