US HB553 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 15 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-12 - Assigned to the Consensus Calendar, Calendar No. 1.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act This bill updates the Department of Defense's Survivor Benefit Plan and how it operates in relation to other benefits. The plan currently provides a monthly annuity (based on a percentage of a service member's retirement pay) to an eligible beneficiary upon the death of the service member. Currently, if a surviving spouse is also entitled to dependency and indemnity compensation, the annuity paid under the plan will be reduced. The bill repeals certain provisions that require the offset of the plan annuity from amounts paid in dependency and indemnity compensation. Under current law, upon the request of the surviving spouse, the military branch concerned is authorized to pay an annuity to the member's dependent children instead of to the surviving spouse. The bill restores the annuity to an eligible spouse who previously elected to transfer payment to a dependent child.

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Title

Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act

Sponsors

Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]
Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Garland Barr [R-KY]Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK]Rep. John Carter [R-TX]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. William Timmons [R-SC]
Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon [R-PR]Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]
Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX]
Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA]Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL]Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Don Young [R-AK]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]
Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]
Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX]Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]
Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL]Rep. Mark Green [R-TN]Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]Rep. David Joyce [R-OH]
Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI]
Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH]
Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]
Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI]
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA]Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO]
Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]
Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA]Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA]Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX]
Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL]Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN]Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]
Rep. French Hill [R-AR]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL]Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL]
Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. George Holding [R-NC]
Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA]
Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY]Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Michael Simpson [R-ID]Rep. Mike D. Rogers [R-AL]
Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]
Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI]Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS]Rep. Earl Carter [R-GA]Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS]
Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]
Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV]Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX]
Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]
Rep. Steve Watkins [R-KS]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]
Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL]Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT]Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]
Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO]Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA]
Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Greg Steube [R-FL]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX]Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY]
Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH]Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN]Rep. David Roe [R-TN]
Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL]Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC]Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Steve King [R-IA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Eric Crawford [R-AR]Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA]Rep. John Rose [R-TN]
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO]Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Kelly Armstrong [R-ND]Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY]Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX]
Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN]Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN]
Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Charles Fleischmann [R-TN]Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL]Rep. Tim Burchett [R-TN]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX]Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA]Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC]
Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH]Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. James Comer [R-KY]
Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Peter King [R-NY]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]
Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC]
Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV]Rep. David McKinley [R-WV]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX]
Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA]Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL]Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR]
Rep. James Baird [R-IN]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]
Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]
Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]
Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI]Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. John Katko [R-NY]Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO]
Rep. Debbie Lesko [D-AZ]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]
Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]
Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. John Curtis [R-UT]Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]
Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]
Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. James Hagedorn [R-MN]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX]Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA]
Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC]Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Billy Long [R-MO]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO]Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA]
Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]
Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]
Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA]Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI]
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]
Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]
Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]
Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]
Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD]Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Amata Radewagen [D-AS]Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. John Joyce [R-PA]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM]Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY]Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX]
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE]Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]
Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL]
Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN]
Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS]Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA]Rep. Harold Rogers [R-KY]
Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ]Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]
Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-07-12HouseAssigned to the Consensus Calendar, Calendar No. 1.
2019-05-16HouseMotion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. Wilson (SC).
2019-01-24HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
2019-01-15HouseReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
2019-01-15HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB622 (Related) 2019-02-28 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
HR476 (Related) 2019-07-10 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
HB2500 (Related) 2019-09-10 - Received in the Senate.

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