H.R. 6271: Foreign Service Optimization Act of 2016

To amend the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to require a period of service at an overseas post of at least four years, to amend title 10, United States Code, to require a tour of duty at defense attaché offices of at least four years, and for other purposes.

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Sep 28, 2016


Referred to Committee on Sep 28, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 28, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Devin Nunes

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2016
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Sep 28, 2016

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