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Official Titles as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/21/2021Committee on Armed Services. Reported by Senator Inhofe without amendment. Without written report.
01/03/2021Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
01/21/2021Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 3.
Action By: Senate
01/21/2021Committee on Armed Services. Reported by Senator Inhofe without amendment. Without written report.
01/03/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
Action By: Senate

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Armed Services01/03/2021 Referred to
01/21/2021 Reported by

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Reported to Senate (01/21/2021)

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.