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H.R. 8099: Diversity in Defense Act of 2020

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To amend titles 10 and 14, United States Code, to include certain diversity-related requirements for the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Anthony Brown

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020
Length: 67 pages
Aug 25, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Aug 25, 2020

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19% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Reps. Cisneros, Brown, Speier, Houlahan, Escobar, Haaland, Kim, and Sen. Harris Lead a Bicameral Letter Urging HASC and SASC Leadership to Preserve Military Diversity and Inclusion Provisions in Final FY 2021 NDAA
    — Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4] (Sponsor) on Sep 2, 2020

Members Call on HASC and SASC Leadership to Preserve Military Diversity and Inclusion Provisions in Final FY 2021 NDAA
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 2, 2020

Bennet Urges Congressional Leadership to Preserve Military Diversity and Inclusion Provisions in NDAA
    — Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO] on Sep 2, 2020

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Aug 25, 2020

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