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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 was not enacted.


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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

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H.R. 846 (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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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