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HR 178
Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act
Sponsor:
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2]
Introduced:
1/5/2011
Cosponsors:
(207) Rep. Jones, Walter [NC-3] (1/7/2011), Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6], Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1],Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1], Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11], Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4], Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] (1/20/2011) Rep Wu, David [OR-1], Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44], Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5], Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9], Rep Nugent, Richard [FL-5] (1/26/2011) Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18], Rep Barrow, John [GA-12], Rep Latham, Tom [IA-4], Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6], Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2], Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1], Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2], Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24], Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3], Rep Rogers, Mike D. [AL-3], Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4], Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5], Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1], Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6], Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1], Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31], Rep Kissell, Larry [NC-8], Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13], Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3], Rep Critz, Mark S. [PA-12], Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8], Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1], Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4], Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6], Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-13], Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1], Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4], Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7], Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU], Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11], Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] (2/9/2011), Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5], Rep Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [VA-3], Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2], Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16], Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2], Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3], Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (2/11/2011), Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1], Rep West, Allen B. [FL-22], Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29], Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4], Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9], Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10], Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5], Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11] (2/17/2011), Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4], Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-52], Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19], Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2], Rep Boren, Dan [OK-2], Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2], Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8], Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8], Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14], Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] (2/28/2011), Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6], Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2], Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5], Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] (3/3/2011), Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12], Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2], Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26], Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5], Rep Costello, Jerry F. [IL-12], Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7], Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3], Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16], Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3], Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (3/9/2011), Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23], Rep Rivera, David [FL-25] (3/11/2011), Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4], Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11], Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (3/16/2011), Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1], Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16], Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] (3/17/2011), Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6], Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3], Rep Runyan, Jon [NJ-3], Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17], Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] (3/29/2011), Rep Noem, Kristi L. [SD] (3/30/2011), Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] (3/31/2011), Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-20] (4/1/2011), Rep Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [MP], Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51], Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2], Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3], Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] (4/4/2011), Rep Rigell, E. Scott [VA-2], Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] (4/6/2011), Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7], Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7], Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] (4/8/2011) , Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50], Rep Ross, Dennis [FL-12] (4/12/2011), Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7], Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] (4/13/2011), Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17], Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] (4/14/2011), Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] , Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] (4/15/2011), Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6], Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20], Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1], Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7], Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1], Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19], Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15], Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1], Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53], Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15], Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] (5/3/2011), Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] (5/6/2011), Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22], Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] (5/10/2011), Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1], Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] (5/23/2011), Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (5/31/2011), Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3], Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7], Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] (6/15/2011), Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] (7/6/2011), Rep Hartzler, Vicky [MO-4], Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] (7/12/2011), Rep Hurt, Robert [VA-5], Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (7/13/2011), Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1] (7/15/2011), Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13], Rep Chandler, Ben [KY-6] (7/19/2011), Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] (7/21/2011), Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-1] (7/26/2011), Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] (9/7/2011), Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] (9/9/2011), Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] (9/12/2011), Rep Long, Billy [MO-7], Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] (9/20/2011), Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] (10/4/2011), Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] (10/5/2011), Rep Adams, Sandy [FL-24] (10/11/2011), Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1], Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] (10/25/2011), Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28] (11/2/2011), Rep Berg, Rick [ND] (11/3/2011), Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3], Rep Donnelly, Joe [IN-2], Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] (11/14/2011), Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] (11/15/2011), Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] (11/18/2011), Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] (12/2/2011), Rep Johnson, Bill [OH-6] (12/12/2011), Rep Welch, Peter [VT] (12/16/2011), Rep Schilling, Robert T. [IL-17] (12/19/2011), Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] (12/20/2011), Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] (1/13/2012), Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] (1/17/2012), Rep Cravaack, Chip [MN-8] (1/19/2012), Rep Hahn, Janice [CA-36] (2/6/2012), Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] (2/7/2012), Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] (2/15/2012), Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2], Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] (2/28/2012), Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [OR-1] (3/5/2012), Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] (3/19/2012), Rep Green, Al [TX-9], Rep Austria, Steve [OH-7], Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] (3/26/2012), Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-21], Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18], Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43], Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2], Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (4/16/2012), Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23], Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] (4/23/2012), Rep Young, Don [AK], Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] (5/18/2012), Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] (5/29/2012), Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] (6/12/2012), Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] (6/15/2012), Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9], Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5], Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (6/25/2012), Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] (6/29/2012), Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] (7/11/2012), Rep Womack, Steve [AR-3], Rep Reed, Tom [NY-29], Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (7/17/2012), Rep Barber, Ron [AZ-8] (7/25/2012), Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] (7/30/2012), Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10], Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15], Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] (8/2/2012), Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (11/28/2012)
Latest Action:
2/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status:
Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Summary:
The bill would repeal certain provisions which require the offset of amounts paid in dependency and indemnity compensation from Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuities for the surviving spouses of former military personnel who are entitled to military retired pay or who would be entitled to retired pay except for being under 60 years of age. In addition, the bill prohibits requiring repayment of certain amounts previously paid to SBP recipients in the form of a retired pay refund. Repeals the optional authority of (and instead requires) the Secretary of the military department concerned to pay an annuity to a member's dependent children when there is no eligible surviving spouse. It also directs the Secretary concerned to restore annuity eligibility to a surviving spouse who earlier agreed to transfer such eligibility to a surviving child or children of a member.

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