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Titles (3)

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United States Prisoners of War bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Justice for United States Prisoners of War Act of 2001

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To preserve certain actions in Federal court brought by members of the United States Armed Forces held as a prisoners of war by Japan during World War II against Japanese nationals seeking compensation for mistreatment or failure to pay wages in connection with labor performed in Japan to the benefit of the Japanese nationals, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/22/2001Introduced in House

All Actions (9)

Date
09/25/2002Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims
04/23/2001Referred to the Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
04/19/2001Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/16/2001Referred to the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform
03/22/2001Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on International Relations, and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/22/2001Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on International Relations, and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/22/2001Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on International Relations, and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/22/2001Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on International Relations, and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/22/2001Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (229)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 03/22/2001
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Riley, Bob [R-AL-3]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-2]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Rehberg, Dennis R. [R-MT-At Large]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3]* 03/22/2001
Rep. DeMint, Jim [R-SC-4]* 03/22/2001
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-4]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 03/22/2001
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6] 03/29/2001
Rep. Bono, Mary [R-CA-44] 03/29/2001
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 03/29/2001
Rep. Paul, Ron [R-TX-14] 03/29/2001
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 03/29/2001
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 03/29/2001
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 03/29/2001
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8] 03/29/2001
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 03/29/2001
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 03/29/2001
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 03/29/2001
Rep. Schrock, Edward L. [R-VA-2] 03/29/2001
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] 03/29/2001
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 03/29/2001
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 03/29/2001
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 04/25/2001
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 04/25/2001
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2] 04/25/2001
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 04/25/2001
Rep. Ehrlich, Robert L., Jr. [R-MD-2] 04/25/2001
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 04/25/2001
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 04/25/2001
Rep. Blagojevich, Rod R. [D-IL-5] 04/25/2001
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [I-VA-5] 04/25/2001
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30] 05/01/2001
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 05/01/2001
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 05/01/2001
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4] 05/01/2001
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 05/01/2001
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 05/01/2001
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1] 05/01/2001
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10] 05/01/2001
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 05/01/2001
Rep. Kerns, Brian D. [R-IN-7] 05/03/2001
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 05/17/2001
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2] 05/17/2001
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4] 05/17/2001
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 05/17/2001
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 05/17/2001
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 05/23/2001
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 05/23/2001
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 05/23/2001
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 05/23/2001
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11] 06/06/2001
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 06/12/2001
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 06/12/2001
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/12/2001
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 06/12/2001
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 06/12/2001
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28] 06/12/2001
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-15] 06/12/2001
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 06/12/2001
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 06/12/2001
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 06/12/2001
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] 06/12/2001
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 06/14/2001
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 06/14/2001
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 06/21/2001
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 06/21/2001
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 06/21/2001
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 06/21/2001
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] 06/21/2001
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] 06/21/2001
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 06/21/2001
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 06/21/2001
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 06/21/2001
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 06/21/2001
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 06/21/2001
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 06/21/2001
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 06/21/2001
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5] 06/21/2001
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 06/21/2001
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-27] 06/21/2001
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 06/21/2001
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4] 06/21/2001
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 06/21/2001
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 06/21/2001
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 06/21/2001
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] 06/21/2001
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 06/26/2001
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 06/26/2001
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 06/26/2001
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7] 06/26/2001
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5] 06/26/2001
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-31] 06/26/2001
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4] 06/28/2001
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-5] 06/28/2001
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 06/28/2001
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16] 06/28/2001
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 06/28/2001
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 06/28/2001
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 06/28/2001
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 07/10/2001
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3] 07/10/2001
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 07/10/2001
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 07/10/2001
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 07/10/2001
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] 07/10/2001
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5] 07/10/2001
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5] 07/10/2001
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 07/10/2001
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 07/10/2001
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 07/10/2001
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 07/12/2001
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 07/12/2001
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-10] 07/12/2001
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 07/12/2001
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 07/12/2001
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-48] 07/12/2001
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 07/17/2001
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 07/17/2001
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 07/17/2001
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 07/18/2001
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 07/18/2001
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3] 07/18/2001
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 07/18/2001
Rep. Grucci, Felix J., Jr. [R-NY-1] 07/18/2001
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 07/18/2001
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 07/24/2001
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-42] 07/24/2001
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 07/24/2001
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-32] 07/24/2001
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 07/26/2001
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 07/26/2001
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 07/26/2001
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 07/26/2001
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-49] 07/27/2001
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 07/27/2001
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 07/27/2001
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 07/27/2001
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 07/27/2001
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 07/31/2001
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 07/31/2001
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13] 07/31/2001
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 07/31/2001
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 07/31/2001
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 07/31/2001
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 08/02/2001
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 08/02/2001
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 08/02/2001
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-33] 08/02/2001
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-34] 08/02/2001
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 09/05/2001
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 09/05/2001
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 09/05/2001
Rep. Johnson, Timothy V. [R-IL-15] 09/05/2001
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 09/05/2001
Rep. Northup, Anne M. [R-KY-3] 09/05/2001
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 09/05/2001
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 09/05/2001
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 09/05/2001
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20] 09/05/2001
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/05/2001
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 09/05/2001
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 09/05/2001
Rep. Baldacci, John Elias [D-ME-2] 09/05/2001
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4] 09/10/2001
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 09/10/2001
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 09/10/2001
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 09/10/2001
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 09/25/2001
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 09/25/2001
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 09/25/2001
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 09/25/2001
Rep. Miller, Dan [R-FL-13] 09/25/2001
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 10/09/2001
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 10/09/2001
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 10/09/2001
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1] 10/16/2001
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 10/16/2001
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 10/16/2001
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 10/16/2001
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 10/16/2001
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 10/16/2001
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 10/16/2001
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 10/16/2001
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 10/16/2001
Rep. John, Christopher [D-LA-7] 10/16/2001
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 10/16/2001
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16] 10/16/2001
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 10/16/2001
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 11/07/2001
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 11/14/2001
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 11/29/2001
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 12/04/2001
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 12/13/2001
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 01/24/2002
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 01/24/2002
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 01/24/2002
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] 02/13/2002
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19] 04/16/2002
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18] 04/16/2002
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 04/16/2002
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 04/25/2002
Rep. Carson, Brad [D-OK-2] 04/25/2002
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 07/09/2002
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17] 07/09/2002
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 07/26/2002
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] 09/11/2002
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 05/17/2001 06/20/2001 --

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary03/22/2001 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims04/19/2001 Referred to
09/25/2002 Hearings by
House International Relations03/22/2001 Referred to
House International Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific04/23/2001 Referred to
House Government Reform03/22/2001 Referred to
House Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations04/16/2001 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/22/2001)

Justice for United States Prisoners of War Act of 2001 - Requires any Federal court in which an action is brought against a Japanese national by a member of the U.S. armed forces seeking compensation for mistreatment or failure to pay wages in connection with labor performed in Japan for such national as a prisoner of war during World War II to: (1) apply the applicable statute of limitations of the State in which the action is pending; and (2) not construe a specified provision of the Treaty of Peace With Japan as a waiver by the United States of such claims.

States that it is U.S. policy to ensure that any war claims settlement terms between Japan and any other country that are more beneficial than terms extended to the United States under the above Treaty are extended to the United States with respect to claims under this Act.

Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure information relating to chemical or biological tests conducted by Japan on members of the U.S. armed forces held as prisoners of war during World War II.