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H.R.343: To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that every military chaplain has the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience.

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 Walter B. Jones, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Authorizes a military chaplain, if called upon to lead a prayer outside of a religious service, to close the prayer according to the dictates of the chaplain's conscience.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Jan. 22, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.