H.R. 1494: Blue Water Navy Ship Accountability Act

Apr 11, 2013
Referred to Committee
25% chance of being enacted
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Christopher Gibson
Representative for New York's 19th congressional district
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Introduced Apr 11, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 11, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

59% chance of getting past committee.
25% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Defense to review the operation of certain ships during the Vietnam Era, and for other purposes.


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40 cosponsors (29D, 11R) (show)

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Blue Water Navy Ship Accountability Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to:
(1) review the logs of each Navy ship known to have operated in the waters near Vietnam during the Vietnam Era (January 9, 1962, through May 7, 1975);
(2) determine, for each such ship, the date(s) so operated and its closest proximity to shore during such operation; and
(3) provide such information to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). Requires the VA Secretary to make such unclassified information publicly available.

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