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Bill HR 15779 World War Veterans' Act As Amended - 1931

Letter from Congressman John J. Cochran of Missouri to Hon. W. Frank James, Chairman, Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Dated 12 January 1931.

Letter from Congressman John J. Cochran of Missouri to Hon. W. Frank James, Chairman, Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Dated 12 January 1931. GGA Image ID # 186d51898f

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, D. C.

From:
JOHN J. COCHRAN
11th Dist. Missouri
Home Office:
1530 BOATMEN’s BANK BUILDING
St. Louis. Mo.
TELEPHONE: GARFIELD 0840

 

January 12, 1931.

Addressed to:
Hon. W. Frank James, Chairman,
Committee on Military Affairs,
House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.

My dear Mr. James:

I am enclosing copy of a bill which I introduced on January 6th.

The purpose of the bill is to care for the Marines who were injured in Latin American countries and also the dependents of the Marines who have been killed in action. It also brings in members of the Army and Navy.

The Parliamentarian says your Committee is the proper Committee to consider this bill and that the Veterans Committee has no jurisdiction except over World War cases.

I will greatly appreciate it if you will send this to the Departments for an expression as I think the Congress should do something in this respect before it adjourns.

Sincerely yours,

Signed: John J. Cochran

Front Cover of Bill To Amend the World War Veterans' Act, as Amended. H. R. (House of Representatives) 15779, Subcommittee 8, 71st Congress, 3rd Session by Mr. Cochran of MS.

Front Cover of Bill To Amend the World War Veterans' Act, as Amended. H. R. (House of Representatives) 15779, Subcommittee 8, 71st Congress, 3rd Session by Mr. Cochran of MS. GGA Image ID # 186d3bae0c

H. R. 15779
71st CONGRESS - 3rd Session

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 6, 1931

Title Page, HR 15779 World War Veterans' Act as Amended, 6 January 1931.

Title Page, HR 15779 World War Veterans' Act as Amended, 6 January 1931. GGA Image ID # 197170e271

Mr. Cochran of Missouri introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.

A BILL
To amend the World War Veterans' Act, as amended.

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

That where death or disability occurs as a result of personal injury suffered or disease contracted by any member of the military or naval service while serving with forces engaged in any war, military campaign, expedition, or occupation since July 2, 1921, the compensation provided by Title II of the World War Veterans’ Act, as amended, shall be payable. For such death or disability no other pension laws shall be applicable.

SEC. 2. That for the purpose of applying the schedule of ratings provided by section 202, subdivision (4), of the World War Veterans’ Act, as amended, to disabilities compensable under this Act, the occupation of the disabled person at the time of last enlistment shall be used as a basis.

Letter From Patrick J. Hurley, Secretary of War to Honorable W. Frank Janes, Chairman, Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Dated 26 January 1931.

Letter From Patrick J. Hurley, Secretary of War to Honorable W. Frank Janes, Chairman, Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Dated 26 January 1931. GGA Image ID # 186dc9d7ca

In reply refer to G-1/11149-4
JAN 26, 1931

From:
WAR DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTON D. C.

Addressed to:
Honorable W. Frank Janes, Chairman,
Committee on Military Affairs,
House of Representatives

Dear Mr. James:
Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of January 8, 1931, requesting the views of the War Department with reference to H. R. 15779.

This bill is now receiving the Department’s consideration and report with reference to the matter will be forwarded at the earliest possible date.

Sincerely yours,
(Signed) Patrick J. Hurley
Secretary of War

Letter from C. L. Dice, Secretary to Congressman Williamson to Mr. James Dated 13 January 1931.

Letter from C. L. Dice, Secretary to Congressman Williamson to Mr. James Dated 13 January 1931. GGA Image ID # 186df75a69

Jan. 13, 1931

Dear Mr. James:
The enclosed communication was addressed to the Committee on Expenditures, hence opened here. It is clearly intended for you, however.
C. L. Dice, Secy, to Cong. Williamson

 

Letter from Congressional Clerk to Hon. John J. Cochran, House of Representatives Dated 15 January 1931.

Letter from Congressional Clerk to Hon. John J. Cochran, House of Representatives Dated 15 January 1931. GGA Image ID # 186df7a4b1

January 15, 1931
Hon. John J. Cochran,
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C.

My dear Mr. Cochran:

In the absence of Mr. James who is on an inspection trip in New York, Boston, and vicinity, your letter of January 12th relative to H.R.15779, to amend the World War Veterans' Act, as amended, has been referred to me for reply.

We have asked for a report of the War Department on the measure and when it is received the bill will be referred to Subcommittee #8 of which Mrs. Kahn is Chairman.

Very truly yours,
Clerk.
HF3:R

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