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H.R.3657: To limit the retirement of A-10 aircraft.

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 Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 11 (3 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 5, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of any Department of Defense (DOD) funds to retire, prepare to retire, or place in storage any A-10 aircraft until: (1) the Secretary of the Air Force certifies that the F-35A aircraft has achieved full operational capability and Block 4A capabilities and that a sufficient number of F-35A aircraft exists in the Air Force inventory to replace the A-10 aircraft in order to meet close air support capability requirements of the combatant commands; and (2) the Comptroller General submits a report that assesses whether each such certification is comprehensive, fully supported, and sufficiently detailed and that identifies any shortcomings, limitations, or other reportable matters that affect the quality or findings of any such certification.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 24, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.
Dec. 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.