H.R. 857: Protect Troops at War Act of 2013

Feb 27, 2013
Referred to Committee
14% chance of being enacted
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Paul Cook
Representative for California's 8th congressional district
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 27, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 27, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 27, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
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Signed by the President ...

34% chance of getting past committee.
14% 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 amend section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate the Department of Defense sequestration for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 and sequester such eliminated sums over a period of fiscal years 2015 through 2021.


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Library of Congress Summary

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Protect Troops at War Act of 2013 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate for FY2013-FY2014 the reductions to discretionary appropriations or direct spending for the defense function of the Department of Defense (DOD). Requires the reductions that would otherwise have occurred to be added to and distributed equally among the sequestration for such function for FY2015-FY2021.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer amounts appropriated for DOD by the Continuing Appropriations Resolution among DOD accounts. Requires account amounts, after such transfer, to be consistent with amounts appropriated or authorized for such accounts under a DOD appropriations or authorization Act for FY2013. Requires 15 days' advance notice of such transfers to the congressional defense and appropriations committees.

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