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


Mar 19, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

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


Ben Nelson

Senator from Nebraska



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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2009
Length: 5 pages

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

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)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 19, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 663”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


51 cosponsors (36D, 13R, 2I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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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

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