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Short Titles as Introduced

Gulf War Veterans' and Other Iraqi Claims Protection Act of 2002

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the adjudication of certain claims against the Government of Iraq and to ensure priority for United States veterans filing such claims.

Actions Overview (1)

04/24/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

04/24/2002Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/24/2002Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (37)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6]* 04/24/2002
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 04/24/2002
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 04/24/2002
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 06/04/2002
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 10/02/2002

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House International Relations04/24/2002 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/24/2002)

Gulf War Veterans' and Other Iraqi Claims Protection Act of 2002 - Authorizes the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States to receive, determine the validity of, and certify claims by U.S. nationals against the Government of Iraq, giving first priority to non-commercial claims of members of the U.S. armed forces and other individuals arising out of Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait, or out of the 1987 attack on the U.S.S. Stark.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to establish in the Treasury an Iraq Claims Fund for the payment of such claims. Authorizes the President, subject to specified limitations, to vest and liquidate Iraqi Government assets in the United States that have been blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, and allocate the proceeds to the Fund to satisfy claims against the Government of Iraq by U.S. nationals, as well as claims of the U.S. Government that are outside the jurisdiction of the United Nations Compensation Commission. Provides for the reimbursement to the U.S. Government of expenses incurred in administering this Act. Establishes an order of priority for payment of claims.

Sets forth a ten-year statute of limitations on any demand or claim for the payment of such an award.