Text: H.R.4628 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 4628 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4628

 To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize additional leave 
   for members of the Armed Forces in connection with the birth of a 
                                 child.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 9, 2014

 Ms. Duckworth (for herself, Ms. Bordallo, Mrs. Noem, Mr. Blumenauer, 
Ms. Speier, Mr. Richmond, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Conyers, Mrs. Negrete McLeod, 
     Ms. Kuster, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Ms. Clark of 
 Massachusetts, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Honda, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Nugent, Ms. 
 Frankel of Florida, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. 
 Brown of Florida, Ms. DelBene, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mrs. Capito, 
Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Farenthold, Mrs. Black, Mrs. 
 Lummis, Mr. Harris, Mr. Veasey, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. 
   Barber, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. Polis, Ms. 
 Hanabusa, Ms. Bass, Mr. Ruiz, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Meadows, 
    Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Schock, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. 
Southerland, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Pearce, Ms. Hahn, Mr. Rodney 
Davis of Illinois, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Vargas, Ms. 
  Titus, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, and Mr. Coffman) 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 authorize additional leave 
   for members of the Armed Forces in connection with the birth of a 
                                 child.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Military Opportunities for Mothers 
Act'' or the ``MOM Act''.

SEC. 2. AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL LEAVE FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED 
              FORCES IN CONNECTION WITH THE BIRTH OF A CHILD.

    Section 701(j) of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as paragraphs 
        (2) and (3), respectively;
            (2) by inserting after ``(j)'' the following new paragraph 
        (1):
    ``(1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a 
member of the armed forces who gives birth to a child shall receive 42 
days of convalescent leave to be used in connection with the birth of 
the child. At the discretion of the member, the member shall be allowed 
up to 42 additional days in a leave of absence status in connection 
with the birth of the child upon the expiration of the convalescent 
leave, except that--
            ``(A) a member who uses this additional leave is not 
        entitled to basic pay for any day on which such additional 
        leave is used, but shall be considered to be on active duty for 
        all other purposes; and
            ``(B) the commanding officer of the member may recall the 
        member to duty from such leave of absence status when necessary 
        to maintain unit readiness.''; and
            (3) in paragraph (3), as redesignated, by striking 
        ``paragraph (1)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (1) and (2)''.
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