Summary: H.R.5639 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/04/2000)

Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay a gratuity of $20,000 to veterans (or their surviving spouse) who: (1) served at Bataan or Corregidor in the Philippines during World War II; (2) were captured and held as prisoners of war by Japan during such service; and (3) were required by Japan to perform slave labor in Japan during such War.