H.R. 5852 (112th): To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that spouses and widows or widowers of certain veterans and members of the armed forces receive preference with respect to employment in the competitive service, and for other purposes.


May 18, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 18, 2012
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About the bill

Summary (CRS)

5/18/2012--Introduced.Entitles the spouse or unremarried widow or widower of either a veteran who performed certain active duty or a current member of the Armed Forces to receive an additional five ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 18, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5852”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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