S. 663 (111th): Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 19, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 23 (same title)
Passed House — May 12, 2009

Sponsor
Ben Nelson
Senator from Nebraska
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 19, 2009
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 961 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 22, 2007

H.R. 23 (Related)
Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2009

Passed House
Last Action: May 12, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 19, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 19, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 19, 2009
 
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.

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Cosponsors
51 cosponsors (36D, 13R, 2I) (show)
Committees

Senate Veterans' Affairs

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3/19/2009--Introduced.
Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2009 - Establishes in the Treasury the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund for payments by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of a monthly benefit of $1,000 to each individual who, between December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946, was a documented member of the U.S. merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) serving as a crewmember of a vessel that was operated in U.S. waters by the War Shipping Administration or the Office of Defense Transportation and under contract to, or the property of, the United States. Requires such individuals to:
(1) apply for such benefit before October 1, 2009; and
(2) not have received benefits under the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.

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