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H.R.1756: Deployed Troops Support Act of 2013

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Sponsor Bill Posey, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 13 (6 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Deployed Troops Support Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to transport to any country, on a space-available basis and without charge, supplies that have been furnished by a nonprofit organization and intended for distribution to members of the Armed Forces.

Prohibits such transportation unless the Secretary determines that: (1) such transportation is consistent with U.S. policies, (2) the supplies are suitable for transportation and in usable condition, (3) there is a legitimate need for the supplies, and (4) adequate arrangements have been made for their distribution.

Makes the nonprofit organization responsible for ensuring the suitability for transport of such supplies. Allows the supplies to be distributed by the U.S. government or a nonprofit organization.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.