Text: H.R.393 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 393

  To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of 
   persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from 
   active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 10, 2017

Mr. Thornberry introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
  To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of 
   persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from 
   active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.

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

SECTION 1. EXCEPTION TO LIMITATION AGAINST APPOINTMENT OF PERSONS AS 
              SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WITHIN SEVEN YEARS OF RELIEF FROM 
              ACTIVE DUTY AS REGULAR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF THE ARMED 
              FORCES.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding the second sentence of section 
113(a) of title 10, United States Code, the first person appointed, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as Secretary of Defense 
after the date of the enactment of this Act may be a person who is, on 
the date of appointment, within seven years after relief, but not 
within three years after relief, from active duty as a commissioned 
officer of a regular component of the Armed Forces.
    (b) Limited Exception.--This section applies only to the first 
person appointed as Secretary of Defense as described in subsection (a) 
after the date of the enactment of this Act, and to no other person.
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