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H.R.1494: Blue Water Navy Ship Accountability Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 42 (30 Democrats, 12 Republicans)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action July 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Blue Water Navy Ship Accountability Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to: (1) review the logs of each Navy ship known to have operated in the waters near Vietnam during the Vietnam Era (January 9, 1962, through May 7, 1975); (2) determine, for each such ship, the date(s) so operated and its closest proximity to shore during such operation; and (3) provide such information to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). Requires the VA Secretary to make such unclassified information publicly available.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 23, 2013 Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Discharged.
June 28, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
April 11, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
April 11, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services