To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) during World War II.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 44th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015
Length: 5 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on January 27, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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84 Cosponsors (65 Democrats, 19 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Brooks Introduces Legislation to Honor the WWII Merchant Marine”
— Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 9, 2015
“Congressman Al Green Cosponsors H.R. 563, the Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015”
— Rep. Al Green [D-TX9] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 8, 2015
May 9, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1936 (113th).
Jan 27, 2015
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