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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

World War II Merchant Mariner Service Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to accept additional documentation when considering the application for veterans status of an individual who performed service as a coastwise merchant seaman during World War II, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/04/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
08/13/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/19/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/04/2015Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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
03/04/2015Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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
03/04/2015Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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
03/04/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (167)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 03/04/2015
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 03/26/2015
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 04/14/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 04/14/2015
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 04/14/2015
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 04/14/2015
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 04/14/2015
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 04/14/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 04/14/2015
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22] 04/14/2015
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 04/14/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 04/14/2015
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 04/14/2015
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 04/14/2015
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 04/14/2015
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 04/14/2015
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 04/16/2015
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 04/16/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 04/16/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 04/16/2015
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 04/21/2015
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 04/21/2015
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 04/21/2015
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 04/21/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 04/22/2015
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 04/28/2015
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 04/28/2015
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] 04/28/2015
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 04/28/2015
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 04/29/2015
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 04/29/2015
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 05/01/2015
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 05/01/2015
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 06/01/2015
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 06/02/2015
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 06/02/2015
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 06/12/2015
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 06/12/2015
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 06/12/2015
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 06/16/2015
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44] 06/23/2015
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 06/23/2015
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 07/08/2015
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 07/08/2015
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 07/08/2015
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 07/08/2015
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 07/08/2015
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 07/08/2015
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5] 07/08/2015
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 07/08/2015
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 07/08/2015
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 07/08/2015
Rep. Takai, Mark [D-HI-1] 07/08/2015
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 07/08/2015
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 07/08/2015
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 07/08/2015
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 07/08/2015
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 07/09/2015
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 07/09/2015
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 07/10/2015
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] 07/10/2015
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 07/13/2015
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 07/13/2015
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 07/13/2015
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 07/22/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 07/22/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 07/22/2015
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 07/22/2015
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 07/22/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 07/22/2015
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 07/23/2015
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 07/23/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 07/23/2015
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 07/29/2015
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 07/29/2015
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 07/29/2015
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 07/29/2015
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] 07/29/2015
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 07/29/2015
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 07/29/2015
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 07/29/2015
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 07/29/2015
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] 09/08/2015
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 09/08/2015
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 09/08/2015
Rep. Clawson, Curt [R-FL-19] 09/08/2015
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 09/08/2015
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 09/08/2015
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 09/08/2015
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 09/08/2015
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 09/08/2015
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 09/08/2015
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 09/08/2015
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 09/08/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 09/08/2015
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 09/08/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 09/08/2015
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 09/08/2015
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 09/08/2015
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 09/08/2015
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 09/08/2015
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 09/08/2015
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 09/08/2015
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 09/08/2015
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 09/08/2015
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 09/24/2015
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 09/24/2015
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 09/24/2015
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 09/28/2015
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 09/29/2015
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 09/29/2015
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 10/01/2015
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 10/01/2015
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 10/01/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 10/02/2015
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 10/02/2015
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 10/06/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 10/09/2015
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 10/09/2015
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 10/22/2015
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 10/22/2015
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 10/22/2015
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 10/23/2015
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 10/27/2015
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 11/03/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 11/03/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 11/03/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 11/04/2015
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 11/04/2015
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 11/17/2015
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 11/17/2015
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 11/17/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 11/17/2015
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 11/17/2015
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 11/19/2015
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 12/01/2015
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 12/01/2015
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 12/01/2015
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 12/01/2015
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 12/01/2015
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 12/03/2015
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 12/03/2015
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 12/03/2015
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 12/07/2015
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 12/07/2015
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 12/07/2015
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 12/11/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 12/16/2015
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 12/16/2015
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 12/16/2015
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 12/17/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 01/06/2016
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 01/06/2016
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 01/06/2016
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 01/06/2016
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 01/08/2016
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 02/01/2016
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 02/01/2016
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 02/01/2016
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 02/03/2016
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 02/03/2016
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 02/08/2016
Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1] 03/07/2016
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 04/14/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs03/04/2015 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs03/19/2015 Referred to
House Armed Services03/04/2015 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel08/13/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/04/2015)

World War II Merchant Mariner Service Act

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to accept additional documentation for verifying that an individual performed honorable service as a coastwise merchant seaman during the period beginning on December 7, 1941, and ending on December 31, 1946, for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits under the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977. Requires such documentation to include Social Security Administration records and validated testimony in the case of the absence of Coast Guard shipping or discharge forms, ship logbooks, documents, or other official employment records.

Requires the Secretary, when determining whether to recognize service allegedly performed during such period, to recognize masters of seagoing vessels or other command officers who were authorized to document an individual for purposes of hiring for or discharging from the merchant marine.

Considers any service so recognized as active-duty service for purposes of veterans' burial benefits. Makes such veterans eligible for any appropriate military medals, ribbons, and decorations. Requires the Secretary to verify that an individual performed such service under honorable conditions without regard to their sex, age, or disability during the service period.