H.R. 1059 (109th): Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2005


Mar 2, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 2, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Martin “Marty” Meehan

Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2005
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to enhance the readiness of the Armed Forces by replacing the current policy concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces, referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Summary (CRS)

3/2/2005--Introduced.Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2005 - Repeals current Department of Defense (DOD) policy concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces.Prohibits the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security ... Read more >

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Mar 2, 2005

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1059”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


122 cosponsors (115D, 6R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 1246 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2007

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