The House of Representatives voted unanimously today to adopt a resolution recognizing Filipino veterans of World War II but the symbolic gesture fell short of granting them the status and benefits they have sought for decades.

Here’s what Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, who sponsored the resolution, had to say in a press release:

“Filipino veterans fought as American soldiers under General MacArthur in World War II and their service for our country deserves recognition. The time to honor these heroes while they are still with us, however, is running short. Congress needs to address the inequity in benefits for these veterans by passing the Filipino Veterans Act of 2006 before the opportunity passes.”


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