H.R.4554 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that certain members of the National Guard serving on full-time National Guard duty and dependents remain eligible for the TRICARE program during periods in which the member is responding to a disaster.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] (Introduced 02/12/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/04/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4554 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/12/2016)
This bill makes eligible for TRICARE health care benefits certain National Guard members (and dependents) who are performing disaster response duty, if the performance of such a duty immediately follows a period in which the member served on full-time additional National Guard duty.
"Disaster response duty" means duty performed by a member of the National Guard in state status pursuant to an emergency declaration by the state governor (or, for the District of Columbia, by the mayor) in response to a disaster or in preparation for an imminent disaster.