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H.R. 846 (115th): Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act

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To amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan for military surviving spouses to offset the receipt of veterans dependency and indemnity compensation, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Joe Wilson

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Feb 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


271 Cosponsors (149 Republicans, 122 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Come and Read It Report
    — Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 31, 2017

Rep. Comstock Named National Legislator of the Year by the Virginia Council of the Military Officers Association of America
    — Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 17, 2017

Budget Committee Republicans Vote to Protect Millionaires Over Gold Star Families and Surviving Military Spouses
    — Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 21, 2018

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Feb 3, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 846 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 846. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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