Legislation

On this page is a timeline of legislative activities related to the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, from its inception in 1943 to its dissolution in 1948 and continuing to current efforts to obtain recognition for this uniformed force, which is the only World War II uniformed force not to be granted veteran's status.

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U.S. Senate Bill
113th Congress, 2013-2015
S. 2507: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act

U.S. Congressional Bill
113th Congress, 2013-2015
H.R. 1835: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act

U.S. Congressional Bill
112th Congress, 2011-2012
H.R. 1718: The United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act

Legislative Resolution
New York State Senate
May 30, 2013
J3099-2013: Commemorating July 1, 2013, as the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps
June 14, 2011
J2579-2011: Commemorating July 1, 2011, as the 68th Anniversary of the creation of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps

U.S. Congressional Bill
111th Congress, 2009-2010
H.R. 5483: To award a congressional gold medal to the United States Cadet Nurse Corps
H.R. 1522: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act
Elizabeth Yeznach testimony to Veteran Affairs Sub-committee | Official transcript of testimony

U.S. Congressional Bill
110th Congress, 2007-2008
H.R. 3423: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act

U.S. House Resolution
110th Congress, 2007-2008
H.Res 1403: Recognizing the 65th anniversary of the Bolton Act of 1943, creating the Cadet Nurse Corps

U.S. Congressional Bill
109th Congress, 2005-2006
H.R. 2193: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act

U.S. Congressional Bill
108th Congress, 2003-2004
H.R. 476: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act of 2003

U.S. Senate Bill

108th Congress, 2003-2004
S. 1948: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act of 2003

Senate Concurrent Resolution
October 3, 2003
S. Con. Res. 72: Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and Voicing the Appreciation of Congress  Regarding the Service of the Members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II

U.S. Congressional Bill
107th Congress, 2001-2002
H.R. 1724: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act of 2001

U.S. Congressional Bill
106th Congress, 1999-2000
H.R. 2770: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act of 1999

U.S. Congressional Bill
105th Congress, 1997-1998
H.R. 2585: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act of 1996

U.S. Congressional Bill
104th Congress, 1995-1996
H.R. 2995: United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act of 1996

U.S. Congressional Bill
103rd Congress, 1993-1994
H.R. 1968: World War II Cadet Nurse Civil Service Fairness Act
To provide that periods of training in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II be made creditable for Federal retirement purposes with respect to annuitants and certain other individuals not included under Public Law 99-638. (H.R.1968 not enacted)

U.S. Congressional Bill
99th Congress, 1985-1986
H.R. 2663: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to credit time spent in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II as creditable service for civil service retirement.
This bill became Public Law 99-638.

Public Law 74 (The Bolton Act)
Enacted July 1, 1943

U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps
Origin and Plan of Operation
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Regulations for Uniforms for U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps
Authorized under Section 2 Paragraph (b)
Public Law 74
U. S. Public Health Service
Division of Nurse Education
View document 

What It Means to Be a Cadet Nurse
Letter to Members of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps from Lucile Petry, Director, Division of Nurse Education
Federal Security Agency, U. S. Public Health Service
April 1944
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U.S. Congressional Bills
78th Congress, 1943-1944
H.R. 2664: Nurse Training Act
passed May 12, 1943
H.R. 2326: Nurse Training Act | Transcript of Hearing
introduced March 29, 1943