S. 316 (112th): Fort Hood Victims and Families Benefits Protection Act

Feb 10, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John Cornyn
Senior Senator from Texas
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S. 2807 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

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Last Action: Nov 20, 2009

H.R. 625 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2011


This bill was introduced on February 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 10, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 10, 2011
Full Title

A bill to ensure that the victims and victims' families of the November 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas, receive the same treatment, benefits, and honors as those Americans who have been killed or wounded in a combat zone overseas and their families.


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3 cosponsors (2R, 1I) (show)

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Fort Hood Victims and Families Benefits Protection Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) any member of the Armed Forces who was killed or wounded in the attack at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, and the family members of those victims, should receive the same treatment and benefits as the victims and families of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States;
(2) such members and families have made tremendous sacrifices, and the United States should provide them with the maximum level of benefits available, identical to that available to those killed or wounded in an overseas combat zone such as Iraq or Afghanistan; and
(3) the Department of Defense (DOD) should honor the Americans killed or injured in such attack with awards that recognize their sacrifices, including the Purple Heart for members and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom for civilian DOD employees.
Treats members and DOD civilian employees killed or wounded in the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, as members killed or wounded in a combat zone or civilian employees killed or wounded in a terrorist attack or while serving in a contingency operation, respectively, for purposes of specified laws, regulations, and policies concerning compensation, awards, and other benefits for which such members and employees are eligible.

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