About the bill
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, appointed on President Trump's first day in office, was a four-star Marine general. Mattis’s recent service upends the traditional separation where the Defense Secretary — the official in charge of the Pentagon and most of the American military — is a non-uniformed civilian, while the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the the nation’s top-ranking military official.
To maintain that separation, Congress passed a law decades ago stipulating that nobody can serve as Defense Secretary within seven years after leaving the service ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Arizona. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2017
Length: 1 pages
Jan 10, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 20, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 20, 2017.
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S. 84 is a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces, Pub. L. No. 115-2, S. 84, 115th Cong. (2017).
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