H.R.6957 - National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 05/22/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/22/2020 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6957 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/22/2020)
National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act
This bill requires the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to treat full-time National Guard duty performed in response to the national emergency with respect to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) as a period of not shorter than 90 days (i.e., the threshold usually required for eligibility for certain retirement and education benefits).
Members of Congress are excluded and must deploy for not fewer than 90 days to receive similar benefits eligibility.