H.R. 3040: To require the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to develop guidelines regarding the use by the Secretaries of the military departments and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of unofficial sources of information to determine the eligibility of a member or former member of the Armed Forces for benefits and decorations when the member’s service records are incomplete because of damage to the records, including records damaged by a 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Jul 13, 2015


Referred to Committee on Jul 13, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 13, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Lois Capps

Representative for California's 24th congressional district



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