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H.R. 3897: Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act of 2017

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of the Gold Star Installation Access Card to the surviving spouse, dependent children, and other next of kin of a member of the Armed Forces who dies while serving on certain active or reserve duty, to ensure that a remarried surviving spouse with dependent children of the deceased member remains eligible for installation benefits to which the surviving spouse was previously eligible, and for other purposes.

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Oct 2, 2017


Introduced on Oct 2, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 2, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Don Bacon

Representative for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2017
Length: 7 pages


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Oct 2, 2017

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