S.Con.Res.48 - A concurrent resolution recognizing 375 years of service of the National Guard and affirming congressional support for a permanent Operational Reserve as a component of the Armed Forces.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 06/12/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||06/12/2012 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.48 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/12/2012)
Recognizes: (1) the critical importance of the Operational Reserve as a component of the Armed Forces, particularly as a means of preserving combat power during a time of budget austerity; and (2) the dual-status, state-federal National Guard as the foundation of the Operational Reserve and of military manpower.
Expresses support for making the Operational Reserve permanent.
Repudiates proposals to return the Reserve Components to a diminished or purely strategic role in national security.
Affirms the growth of the Operational Reserve as circumstances warrant.