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H.R.1796: Troop Talent Act of 2013

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 Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 103 (84 Democrats, 19 Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action June 26, 2013
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Bill Summary

Troop Talent Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretaries of the military departments, to the maximum extent practicable, to make information on civilian credentialing opportunities available to members of the Armed Forces (members) beginning with, and at every stage of, their training for military occupational specialities, in order to permit such members to: (1) evaluate the extent to which such training correlates with skills and training required for various civilian certifications and licenses, and (2) assess the suitability of such training for obtaining and pursuing such certifications and licenses.

Requires the information made available to: (1) be consistent with the Transition Goals Plans Success program, and (2) include information on the civilian occupational equivalents of military occupational specialties.

Requires such Secretaries to make available to civilian credentialing agencies specified information on the content of military training provided to member...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 26, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services