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H.R. 210 (112th): Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011
Length: 4 pages
Jan 6, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep Speier Statement on New Interagency Working Group for Filipino Vets
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Oct 17, 2012

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Celebrates Filipino American Heritage Month; Recognizes Filipino Veterans
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Oct 2, 2012

Statement: Congresswoman Jackie Speier on 70th Bataan Anniversary
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Apr 9, 2012

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Jan 6, 2011

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H.R. 210 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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