H.R.833: To amend title 10, United States Code, to require that the Purple Heart occupy a position of precedence above the new Distinguished Warfare Medal.

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 Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 131 (34 Democrats, 97 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 26, 2013
Latest Major Action March 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Requires the Purple Heart to be placed in precedence above the Distinguished Warfare Medal.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Feb. 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.