H.R.6897 - Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008

To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain payments to eligible persons who served in the Philippines during World War II. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain payments to eligible persons who served in the Philippines during World War II. as introduced.
  • Short: Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008 as passed house.

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09/15/08
 
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Result: Passed - September 23, 2008

Roll call number 624 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 6897 Filipino Veterans Equity Act 2008

 

Official Summary

Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008 - Establishes in the Treasury the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund, whose amounts shall be available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs without fiscal year limitation to make payments to specified eligible persons who served: (1) before July

Official Summary

Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008 - Establishes in the Treasury the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund, whose amounts shall be available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs without fiscal year limitation to make payments to specified eligible persons who served:
(1) before July 1, 1946, in the organized military forces of the government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, while in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States; or
(2) in the Philippine Scouts. Sets the payment amounts at $15,000 for U.S. citizens and $9,000 for non-U.S. citizens. States that acceptance of such payment shall constitute a release of any claim against the United States for such service. Requires the Secretary to include information concerning compensation fund operation within annual budget documents submitted to Congress. Authorizes appropriations.

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