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Introduced in Senate (03/25/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 857


To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of special pension for Medal of Honor recipients, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 25, 2019

Mr. Cotton (for himself and Mr. Graham) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of special pension for Medal of Honor recipients, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Increase in special pension for Medal of Honor recipients.

(a) In general.—Section 1562(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking “$1,000” and inserting “$3,000”.

(b) Effective date.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is—

(A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act; and

(B) in the case that the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act is not the first day of a month, the first day of the first month beginning after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2) DELAY OF ANNUAL COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall not make an increase pursuant to section 1562(e) of such title effective December 1, 2019, if the amendment made by subsection (a) takes effect before such date.

(B) RESUMPTION.—In the case that the Secretary, pursuant to subparagraph (A), does not make an increase pursuant to section 1562(e) of such title effective December 1, 2019, the Secretary shall resume making increases pursuant to such section with the first such increase effective December 1, 2020.


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