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Official Title as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (6)

Date Actions Overview
01/22/2021Became Public Law No: 117-1. (TXT | PDF)
01/22/2021Signed by President.
01/21/2021Presented to President.
01/21/2021Passed/agreed to in Senate: Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed (under the order of 1/21/21, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative) without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 69 - 27. Record Vote Number: 4.(consideration: CR S86-87)
01/21/2021Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 326 - 78 (Roll no. 18).(text: CR H210)
01/15/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date Chamber All Actions
01/22/2021Became Public Law No: 117-1. (TXT | PDF)
01/22/2021Signed by President.
01/21/2021HousePresented to President.
01/21/2021SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
01/21/2021SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed (under the order of 1/21/21, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative) without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 69 - 27. Record Vote Number: 4. (consideration: CR S86-87)
01/21/2021-4:10pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/21/2021-4:10pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 326 - 78 (Roll no. 18). (text: CR H210)
01/21/2021-3:16pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to a previous order of the House.
01/21/2021-2:19pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 335.
01/21/2021-2:19pmHouseConsidered pursuant to a previous order. (consideration: CR H209-219)
01/21/2021-2:19pmHouseConsideration initiated pursuant to a previous order.
01/21/2021-2:02pmHouseORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. McGovern asked for unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to consider H.R. 335 in the House if called up by the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee; that all points of order against consideration of the bill be waived; that the bill be considered as read; that all points of order against provisions in the bill be waiverd; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their respective designees; and (2) one motion to recommit. Agreed to without objection.
01/15/2021HouseReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
01/15/2021HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Armed Services01/15/2021 Referred to

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Public Law No: 117-1 (01/22/2021)

This bill allows the first person nominated and appointed as Secretary of Defense after 12 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on January 20, 2021, to be a person who is, on the date of appointment, at least four years after relief from active duty as a commissioned officer of a regular component of the Armed Forces. Under current law, an individual may not be appointed as Secretary of Defense within seven years after relief from such active duty.