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H.R. 6271 (115th): Fulfilling Obligations to Families of the Fallen Act

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to require notarized acknowledgment by the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is eligible for insurance under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Program before the member may elect not to be insured under such Program, to be insured under the Program for an amount less than the maximum amount, or to designate a beneficiary other than the member's spouse or child.

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Duncan Hunter

Sponsor. Representative for California's 50th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Jun 28, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 28, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Jun 28, 2018

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H.R. 6271 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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