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H.J.Res. 91 (113th): Department of Defense Survivor Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 10, 2013
Length: 2 pages
Oct 8, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 2013

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on October 10, 2013.

Pub.L. 113-44

20 Cosponsors (11 Republicans, 9 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congresswoman Jenkins on Protecting the Families of Fallen Soldiers
    — Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 9, 2013

Fitzpatrick, House Fund Nuclear Weapon Security
    — Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 11, 2013

Olson rebukes obama administration for denying death benefits to families of fallen military members
    — Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22, 2009-2020] on Oct 10, 2013

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Incorporated legislation

This resolution incorporates provisions from:

H.J.Res. 82: National Weather Service Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Introduced on Oct 3, 2013. 67% incorporated. (compare text)

H.J.Res. 83: Impact Aid Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Introduced on Oct 3, 2013. 66% incorporated. (compare text)

H.J.Res. 86: Consumer Product Safety Commission Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Introduced on Oct 3, 2013. 64% incorporated. (compare text)


Oct 8, 2013

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Oct 9, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 10, 2013
Passed Senate

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Oct 10, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 91 (113th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 91. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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