FRANCIS SCHOCHENMAIER
(House of Representatives - October 27, 2000)

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                         FRANCIS SCHOCHENMAIER

  The Clerk called the Senate bill (S. 785) for the relief of Francis 
Schochenmaier and Mary Hudson.
  There being no objection, the Clerk read the Senate bill as follows:

                                 S. 785

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

     SECTION 1. RELIEF OF FRANCES SCHOCHENMAIER.

       The Secretary of the Treasury shall pay, out of any moneys 
     in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Frances 
     Schochenmaier of Bonesteel, South Dakota, the sum of 
     $60,567.58 in compensation for the erroneous underpayment to 
     Herman Schochenmaier, husband of Frances Schochenmaier, 
     during the period from September 1945 to March 1995, of 
     compensation and other benefits relating to a service-
     connected disability incurred by Herman Schochenmaier during 
     military service in World War II.

     SEC. 2. RELIEF OF MARY HUDSON.

       Notwithstanding section 5121(a) of title 38, United States 
     Code, or any other provision of

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     law, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall not recover from 
     the estate of Wallace Hudson, formerly of Russellville, 
     Alabama, or from Mary Hudson, the surviving spouse of Wallace 
     Hudson, the sum of $97,253 paid to Wallace Hudson for 
     compensation and other benefits relating to a service-
     connected disability incurred by Wallace Hudson during active 
     military service in World War II, which payment was mailed by 
     the Secretary to Wallace Hudson in January 2000 but was 
     delivered after Wallace Hudson's death.

     SEC. 3. LIMITATION ON FEES.

       (a) In General.--Not more than a total of 10 percent of the 
     payment required by section 1 or retained under section 2 may 
     be paid to or received by agents or attorneys for services 
     rendered in connection with obtaining or retaining such 
     payment, as the case may be, any contract to the contrary 
     notwithstanding.
       (b) Violation.--Any person who violates subsection (a) 
     shall be fined not more than $1,000.

  The Senate bill was ordered to be read a third time, was read the 
third time, and passed, and a motion to reconsider was laid on the 
table.

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