H.R. 563: Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015

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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Jan 27, 2015


Referred to Committee on Jan 27, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 27, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Janice Hahn

Representative for California's 44th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015
Length: 5 pages


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Jan 27, 2015

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