H.R. 1238: True Cost of War Act of 2013

Mar 18, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Bruce Braley
Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district
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Mar 18, 2013
11 pages
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H.R. 974 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 09, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 18, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 18, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 18, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To direct the President to submit to Congress a report on the long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

House Armed Services

House Foreign Affairs

House Veterans' Affairs

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True Cost of War Act of 2013 - Directs the President, with contributions from the Secretary of Defense (DOD), the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), to provide Congress with an estimate of the long-term costs of Operation New Dawn (the successor contingency operation to Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Operation Enduring Freedom based on current contingency operation and withdrawal plans, that takes into account expected force levels and the expected length of time that members of the Armed Forces will be deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Requires the President, in preparing such report, to make estimates and projections through at least FY2023, and to take into account specified cost factors.

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