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H.R. 1911: SFC Brian Woods Gold Star and Military Survivors Act

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To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to expand certain benefits for survivors of members of the Armed Forces who die in line of duty, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Michael Waltz

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Mar 27, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 27, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 27, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Rep. Waltz Urges Veterans Affairs Committee to Pass Bill for Gold Star Families
    — Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6] (Sponsor) on Oct 22, 2019

Panetta, Bipartisan For Country Caucus Endorse Legislation to Improve Benefits for Gold Star Families
    — Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20] (Co-sponsor) on May 15, 2019

Veterans Team Up to Enhance Gold Star Family Benefits
    — Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 28, 2019

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Mar 27, 2019

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