H.R.4437 - To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the payment of back pay and allowances to certain members of the Armed Forces who are guilty of desertion and to use the amount of any such unpaid pay and allowances to provide additional compensation to other members of the Armed Forces who were killed or wounded during missions to search for the missing members.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] (Introduced 11/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/07/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4437 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/16/2017)
This bill amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to deny back pay and allowances to any person who is guilty of desertion.
The Department of Defense shall use payments and allowances denied to a deserter under this bill to provide compensation to any members of the Armed Forces who were wounded while searching for the deserter or to representatives of any members who were killed while searching for the deserter.