IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 12, 2017
Mr. Heller (for himself and Ms. Hirono) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To require the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Filipino Veterans Promise Act.
Determination of certain service in Philippines during World War II
The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and such military historians as the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate, shall establish a process to determine whether a covered individual served as described in subsection (a) or (b) of section 107 of title 38, United States Code, for purposes of determining whether such covered individual is eligible for benefits described in such subsections.
For purposes of this section, a covered individual is any individual who—
claims service described in subsection (a) or (b) of section 107 of title 38, United States Code; and
is not included in the Approved Revised Reconstructed Guerilla Roster of 1948, known as the