H.R.23 - Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] (Introduced 01/04/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||05/23/2006 Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Discharged.|
|Notes:||On 7/27/2006, a motion was filed to discharge the Rules Committee from consideration of H.Res.917 a resolution providing for the consideration of H.R.23. A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 109-14: text with signatures.)|
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Summary: H.R.23 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/2005)
Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay a monthly benefit of $1,000 to certain honorably-discharged veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine who served between December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946 (or to their survivors). Includes service in the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service. Exempts benefits paid under this Act from taxation.
Provides for benefits for World War II Merchant Mariners under title II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act.