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S. 2794: Supporting Families of the Fallen Act


A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase automatic maximum coverage under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program and the Veterans' Group Life Insurance program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Tommy Tuberville

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Alabama. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 4, 2022
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Sep 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 17, 2022

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 2022.

Law
Pub.L. 117-209
Cosponsors

8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)

Source

Position statements

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2794 will add $13 million in new spending through 2026.

History

Sep 22, 2021
 
Introduced

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Nov 17, 2021
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Dec 15, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 23, 2022
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 23, 2022
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Sep 23, 2022
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Sep 29, 2022
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 17, 2022
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2794 is 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. 2794. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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