AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

Bills and resolutions

Armed Forces: calculate retroactively to the start of Afghanistan combat operations of days of service performed as a Ready Reserve member to reduce eligibility age for receipt of retired pay for non-regular service (see H.R. 620), H675 [16JA]

Dept. of Defense: study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (see S. 191), S293 [17JA] (see H.R. 663), H717 [17JA]

Federal agencies and departments: prohibit illegal monetary payments to foreign officials and require a report to Congress on CIA payments to foreign entities (see H.R. 324), H283 [8JA]

Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office, Murrieta, CA: designate (see H.R. 646), H716 [17JA]

Society of the First Infantry Division: authorize addition of names of First Infantry Division members killed in action to First Division Monument on White House Grounds (see S. 389), S1132 [7FE] (see H.R. 1088), H1461 [7FE]

Remarks in House

Armed Forces: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, H1324 [30JA]

Dept. of Defense: study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (H.R. 663), H704 [17JA]

Remarks in Senate

Middle East: urge continued presence of U.S. Armed Forces in Syria and Afghanistan to counter threat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (terrorist organization) and al-Qaeda (terrorist organization), S729 [29JA], S755 [30JA], S775, S777, S779, S786–S792 [31JA], S826, S827 [4FE], S846, S851 [5FE]