H.R.2561 - Living American Hero Appreciation Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] (Introduced 07/18/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Judiciary; Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||12/20/2001 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|
|Notes:||For further action, see S. 2237, which became Public Law 107-330 on 12/6/2002.|
This bill has the status Passed House
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed House
Subject — Policy Area:
- Armed Forces and National Security
- View subjects
Summary: H.R.2561 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Living American Hero Appreciation Act - Increases from $600 to $1,000 the monthly special pension for Medal of Honor (Medal) recipients, makes such award effective from the first day of the month that begins after the date of the act for which the Medal was awarded, and makes such amount subject to an annual cost-of-living adjustment. Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make a lump-sum payment to existing Medal recipients for any retroactive amounts due as a result of such increase.
Passed House amended (12/20/2001)
Provides criminal penalties for the unauthorized purchase or possession of a Medal or for false representation as a Medal recipient.