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Titles (4)

Popular Titles

Death Gratuity Military bill (Identified by CRS)
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Honoring Fallen Heroes Act of 2005

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To increase the amounts payable under the Department of Defense death gratuity program and the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/01/2005Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
04/04/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/17/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
02/01/2005Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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
02/01/2005Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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
02/01/2005Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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
02/01/2005Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services02/01/2005 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel03/17/2005 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs02/01/2005 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs04/04/2005 Referred to

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Subjects (10)


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Introduced in House (02/01/2005)

Honoring Fallen Heroes Act of 2005 - Increases from $12,000 to $100,000 the death gratuity payable to survivors of members of the Armed Forces who die: (1) while on active duty or inactive duty training; or (2) within 120 days after discharge or release from such duty or training, if the death resulted from an injury or disease incurred or aggravated during such duty or training.

Increases from $250,000 to $400,000 the maximum coverage amount under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program. Provides retroactive applicability of such increase with respect to members who died in the performance of duty between the period beginning on October 1, 2000, and ending 120 days after the enactment of this Act and who, on the date of death, were insured for the maximum coverage available.