H.R. 3145 (98th): A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to place the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the national military chain of command and to remove limitations on the Joint Staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


May 25, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 25, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles Price

Representative for Illinois's 21st congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

5/25/1983--Introduced.Establishes the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after the Secretary of Defense in the chain of combatant commands. Eliminates the numerical restriction on the Joint Staff of the ... Read more >

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May 25, 1983

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H.R. 3718 (Related)
Joint Chiefs of Staff Reorganization Act of 1983

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 17, 1983

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