H.R. 857 (113th): Protect Troops at War Act of 2013


Feb 27, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 27, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Paul Cook

Representative for California's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2013
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

2/27/2013--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 27, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 857”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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