S.1776 - A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to expand the Operation Hero Miles program to include the authority to accept the donation of travel benefits in the form of hotel points or awards for free or reduced-cost accommodations.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 11/01/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||11/01/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: S.1776 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/01/2011)
Expands the authority of the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to accept travel benefits to facilitate the travel of members of the Armed Forces during leave from active duty to include, as part of such benefits, points or awards for free or reduced-cost hotel accommodations.
Includes as benefits purposes: (1) providing humanitarian support to members and eligible beneficiaries receiving care through the military health care system, and (2) support to allow participation by members and their families in DOD-sponsored and authorized programs.