Text: H.R.3696 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[H.R. 3696 Introduced in House (IH)]






108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3696

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide a temporary increase 
  in the minimum end strength level for active duty personnel for the 
   Army, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            December 8, 2003

  Mrs. Tauscher (for herself, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Evans, Mr. 
Taylor of Mississippi, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Turner of Texas, Mr. 
    Smith of Washington, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Brady of 
   Pennsylvania, Mr. Hill, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Larsen of 
Washington, Mr. Israel, Mr. Meek of Florida, Mrs. Davis of California, 
Mr. Alexander, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Holt, Mr. Holden, Mr. Moran 
of Virginia, Mr. Frost, and Mr. Cooper) introduced the following bill; 
         which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide a temporary increase 
  in the minimum end strength level for active duty personnel for the 
   Army, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. TEMPORARY INCREASE IN MINIMUM END STRENGTH LEVEL FOR THE 
              ARMY, MARINE CORPS, AND AIR FORCE.

    (a) Five-Year Increase.--Section 691 of title 10, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(g) Notwithstanding subsection (b), at the end of each of the 
fiscal years 2004 through 2008--
            ``(1) the number of members of the Army on active duty 
        shall be not less than 522,400;
            ``(2) the number of members of the Marine Corps on active 
        duty shall be not less than 190,000; and
            ``(3) the number of members of the Air Force on active duty 
        shall be not less than 388,000.''.
    (b) Conforming Increase in Fiscal Year 2004 End Strength.--Section 
401 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 
(Public Law 108-136; 117 Stat. 1450) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``482,400'' and inserting 
        ``522,400'';
            (2) in paragraph (3), by striking ``175,000'' and inserting 
        ``190,000''; and
            (3) in paragraph (4), by striking ``359,300'' and inserting 
        ``388,000''.
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