Text: H.R.6630 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/04/2012)


112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6630


To require that the members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense who were victims in the attack that occurred at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, and the family members of those victims be accorded the same treatment, benefits, and honors as were accorded the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and the family members of those victims.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 4, 2012

Mr. Carter introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight 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


A BILL

To require that the members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense who were victims in the attack that occurred at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, and the family members of those victims be accorded the same treatment, benefits, and honors as were accorded the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and the family members of those victims.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fort Hood Casualties Benefits Clarification Act”.

SEC. 2. Equitable treatment of victims of the November 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas.

(a) Members and employees.—Any member of the Armed Forces or civilian employee of the Department of Defense who was killed or wounded in the attack that occurred at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, shall be accorded the same treatment, benefits, and honors as were accorded the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States on account of such terrorist attacks.

(b) Family members.—Family members of a member of the Armed Forces or civilian employee of the Department of Defense described in subsection (a) shall be accorded the same treatment, benefits, and honors as were accorded the families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States on account of such terrorist attacks.