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HR 3159 - Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq - National Key Vote

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Title: Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a mandatory rest period between deployments to Iraq for members of the Armed Forces.

Highlights:

  • Mandates that before a member of the regular armed forces be redeployed to Iraq, he or she must be given a period of rest at least as long as the duration of his or her most recent deployment [Sec. 2 (a)].
  • Mandates that before a member of the armed forces reserve be redeployed to Iraq, he or she must be given a period of rest at least three times as long as the duration of his or her most recent deployment [Sec. 2 (b)].
  • Exempts special operations forces and forces used to facilitate deployments [Sec. 2 (c)].
  • Allows the President to waive the rest period requirements in order to meet a threat to national security if the President certifies the necessity of the deployment to Congress within 30 days [Sec. 2 (d)].
  • Allows the rest requirement to be waived for members of the Armed Forces who voluntarily request mobilization [Sec. 2 (e)].

Title: Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq

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