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S. 2430 (115th): Families of Fallen Servicemembers First Act

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A bill to provide a permanent appropriation of funds for the payment of death gratuities and related benefits for survivors of deceased members of the uniformed services in event of any period of lapsed appropriations.

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Sponsor and status

Chris Coons

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Delaware. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Feb 14, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 14, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Defense funding bill becomes law, includes support for New Castle’s C-130H aircraft, Sen. Coons’ provision to ensure families of fallen servicemembers receive death benefits
    — Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE] (Sponsor) on Sep 28, 2018

Sen. Coons ensures that a potential future government shutdown won’t delay military death benefits for families of fallen servicemembers
    — Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE] (Sponsor) on Jun 29, 2018

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Feb 14, 2018

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

S. 2430 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2430. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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