Text: H.R.3274 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 3274 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3274

 To amend the Pay Our Military Act to make appropriations available to 
   continue the payment of a death gratuity and certain other death-
related compensation in the event of the death of members of the Armed 
  Forces and certain other persons who pass away during a Government 
                               shutdown.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 8, 2013

     Mr. Barber (for himself, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Heck of 
Washington, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Long, Mr. Gibson, Ms. Moore, Mr. 
   Barletta, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Gallego, Mr. O'Rourke, Mr. Barrow of 
    Georgia, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Bridenstine, Ms. Titus, Mr. Nolan, Mr. 
Michaud, and Ms. Shea-Porter) introduced the following bill; which was 
              referred to the Committee on Appropriations

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Pay Our Military Act to make appropriations available to 
   continue the payment of a death gratuity and certain other death-
related compensation in the event of the death of members of the Armed 
  Forces and certain other persons who pass away during a Government 
                               shutdown.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Fallen Heroes and Families 
Assistance Act''.

SEC. 2. EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS TO PROVIDE DEATH GRATUITY AND 
              OTHER COMPENSATION ON BEHALF OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE 
              ARMED FORCES AND CERTAIN OTHER PERSONS DURING GOVERNMENT 
              SHUTDOWN.

    Section 2 of the Pay Our Military Act (Public Law 113-39; 127 Stat. 
532) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new 
        subsection (b):
    ``(b) Continuation of Death Gratuity and Funeral and Other 
Compensation.--There are hereby appropriated for fiscal year 2014, out 
of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for any period 
during which interim or full-year appropriations for fiscal year 2014 
are not in effect, such sums as are necessary to continue the following 
during such period:
            ``(1) The payment of a death gratuity under sections 1475-
        1477 and 1489 of title 10, United States Code.
            ``(2) The payment of pay and allowances due a member of the 
        Armed Forces and unpaid at the time of the member's death.
            ``(3) The payment or reimbursement for authorized funeral 
        and burial expenses.
            ``(4) The payment or reimbursement of authorized funeral 
        travel and travel related to the dignified transfer of remains 
        and unit memorial services.
            ``(5) The continuation of a basic allowance of housing for 
        dependents of members dying on active duty, as authorized by 
        section 403(l) of title 37, United States Code.''.
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