H.R. 1996: Supply Our Soldiers Act of 2013

Introduced:
May 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Peter “Pete” King
Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 15, 2013
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1935 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 15, 2013
Referred to Committee May 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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 provide for free mailing privileges for personal correspondence and parcels sent to members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Summary

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/15/2013--Introduced.
Supply Our Soldiers Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to provide for a program under which postal benefits are provided to a member of the Armed Forces who is on active duty and who is either: (1) serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, or (2) hospitalized at a military medical facility as a result of such service. Provides the postal benefits in the form of coupons or other evidence of credit (vouchers) to use for postal-free mailings.
Makes the benefits program applicable during FY2014-FY2019.

House Republican Conference Summary

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