Category Archives: Military

H.Res.92 – Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.Res.92 – Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes. Brief – RESOLUTION   Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes.     Whereas the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea, possesses a […]

H.R.1302 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1302 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would, “In addition to, or as part of exercise programs currently carried out by the Department of Homeland Security, to enhance domestic preparedness for and collective response to terrorism, promote the dissemination of […]

H.R.1301 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.1301 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 Brief – As crs explains, the bill “Provides FY2017 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities. Excludes military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all […]

S.84 – 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.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 13, 2017 S.84 – 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. Brief – Under this bill “the first person appointed, by and […]

H.R.2028 -Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.R.2028 – Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017t, 2017 Brief – This bill is the vehicle for the Continuing Resolution to fund the Government until April  , 2017. The CR is called ‘The Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act of 2017. Actual CR spending amounts […]

S.3076 – Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 S.3076 – Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016 Brief – ‘This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), if it is unable to identify a deceased veteran’s next of kin and if it determines that sufficient resources for the furnishing of a casket or urn […]

S.795 – A bill to enhance whistleblower protection for contractor and grantee employees.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 S.795 – A bill to enhance whistle blower protection for contractor and grantee employees. Brief – “S. 795 would amend federal law to permanently extend legal protections to certain nonfederal employees (contractors, subcontractors, grantees, and others employed by entities that receive federal funds) who report waste, fraud, or […]

H.R.5428 – Military Residency Choice Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.R.5428 – Military Residency Choice Act Brief – Under the bill “Military personnel can retain their residences or domiciles for purposes of state and local taxation and voter registration when they leave a state if that move, and any subsequent moves, are made in compliance with military orders. […]

H.R.5015 – Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.R.5015 – Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 Brief – The bill aims ‘To restore amounts improperly withheld for tax purposes from severance payments to individuals who retired or separated from service in the Armed Forces for combat-related injuries, and for other purposes.’ Congress finds ‘Since 1991, […]

S.2234 – Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 2, 2016 S.2234 – Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act Brief – This bill requires The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate shall make appropriate arrangements for the presentation, on behalf of the Congress, of a gold medal of appropriate […]