H.R. 2959 (104th): To repeal the requirement enacted in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 for the mandatory discharge or retirement of any member of the Armed Forces who is HIV-positive.


Feb 1, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 1, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter Torkildsen

Representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 1, 1996
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Summary (CRS)

2/1/1996--Introduced.Repeals the amendments enacted under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 that require any member of the armed forces who is determined to be HIV-positive (Human Immunodeficiency ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 1, 1996

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2959”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


161 cosponsors (128D, 31R, 2I) (show)
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