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H.R. 1384 (114th): Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 21, 2015 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 229

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1384

[Report No. 114–302]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 16, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Ashford, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Bordallo, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Denham, Mr. Emmer of Minnesota, Ms. Esty, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Jones, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Peters, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Takai, Mr. Takano, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Welch, Mr. MacArthur, Mr. Harper, and Mr. Latta) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

October 21, 2015

Additional sponsors: Mr. Nugent, Mr. Peterson, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Loebsack, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Ellison, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Cole, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Kline, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Pocan, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Norcross, Mr. Messer, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Ross, Mrs. Love, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Dold, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Young of Iowa, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Carney, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Jolly, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Vela, Mr. Clawson of Florida, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Cook, Mr. Rush, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Engel, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Young of Alaska, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mr. Mica, Mr. Barr, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Katko, Mr. Farenthold, Ms. Granger, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Conaway, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Renacci, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Rothfus, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Womack, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Rigell, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Hill, Mr. Kind, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Himes, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. O'Rourke, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Honda, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, and Mr. Shuster

October 21, 2015

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act.

2.

Provision of status under law by honoring certain members of the reserve components as veterans

(a)

Veteran status

(1)

In general

Chapter 1 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 107 the following new section:

107A.

Honoring as veterans certain persons who performed service in the reserve components

Any person who is entitled under chapter 1223 of title 10 to retired pay for nonregular service or, but for age, would be entitled under such chapter to retired pay for nonregular service shall be honored as a veteran but shall not be entitled to any benefit by reason of this section.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 107 the following new item:

107A. Honoring as veterans certain persons who performed service in the reserve components.

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(b)

Clarification regarding benefits

No person may receive any benefit under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs solely by reason of section 107A of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a).

October 21, 2015

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed