To amend title 38, United States Code, to amend the definition of the term "spouse" to recognize new State definitions of such term for the purpose of the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 11, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 11, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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39 Cosponsors (36 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Jun 27, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2529 (113th).
Mar 25, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1598 (114th).
May 11, 2017
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Feb 6, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1030 (116th).
H.R. 2421 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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