H.R.2421 - Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] (Introduced 05/11/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/11/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2421 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/11/2017)
Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act
This bill amends the definition of "spouse" for purposes of veterans' benefits to require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recognize a marriage based on the law of the state where the marriage occurred.
When a marriage occurs outside a state, the VA shall recognize it if the marriage is lawful in the place where it occurs and could have been entered into under the laws of any state.