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No Coverage of 3/29/12 Bill: H.R.4310 - NDAA for FISCAL YEAR 2013

There has been no MSM coverage of this bill. How legislation like this comes into being is unknown. Scroll down and look at the proposed appropriations for this bill! They are unbelievable for a bankrupt nation. How will this bill get passed is the question? You read it first on the Daily Paul.
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h4310/text
To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes. [my emphasis]

Mr. MCKEON (for himself and Mr. SMITH of Washington) (both by request): introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 29, 2012

Official Summary
3/29/2012--Introduced.National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for FY2013 for:
(1) procurement, including for aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and shipbuilding and conversion;
(2) the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund;
(3) purchases under the Defense Production Act of 1950;
(4) research, development, test, and evaluation;
(5) operation and maintenance;
(6) military personnel;
(7) Working Capital Funds;
(8) the National Defense Sealift Fund;
(9) the Joint Urgent Operational Needs Fund;
(10) chemical agents and munitions destruction;
(11) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities;
(12) the Defense Inspector General;
(13) the Defense Health Program;
(14) the Armed Forces Retirement Home; and
(15) overseas contingency operations. Sets forth provisions or requirements concerning:
(1) military personnel policy,
(2) education and training,
(3) military pay and allowances,
(4) military health care,
(5) acquisition policy and management, and
(6) DOD organization and management.
[Excerpts]
SEC. 201. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2013 for the use of the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation as follows:

(1) For the Army, $8,929,415,000.

(2) For the Navy, $16,882,877,000.

(3) For the Air Force, $25,428,046,000.

(4) For Defense-wide activities, $17,982,161,000.

(5) For the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, $185,268,000.

SEC. 301. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE FUNDING.

Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2013 for the use of the Armed Forces and other activities and agencies of the Department of Defense for expenses, not otherwise provided for, for operation and maintenance, in amounts as follows:

(1) For the Army, $36,608,592,000.

(2) For the Navy, $41,606,943,000.

(3) For the Marine Corps, $5,983,163,000.

(4) For the Air Force, $35,435,360,000.

(5) For Defense-wide activities, $31,993,013,000.

(6) For the Army Reserve, $3,162,008,000.

(7) For the Navy Reserve, $1,246,982,000.

SEC. 401. END STRENGTHS FOR ACTIVE FORCES.

The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for active duty personnel as of September 30, 2013, as follows:

(1) The Army, 552,100.

(2) The Navy, 322,700.

(3) The Marine Corps, 197,300.

(4) The Air Force, 328,900.

SEC. 542. AUTHORITY FOR ADDITIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO CONDUCT PRE-SEPARATION MEDICAL EXAMS FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

Section 1177(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘or psychiatrist’ and inserting ‘psychiatrist, licensed clinical social worker, or psychiatric nurse practitioner’; and

(2) in paragraph (3), by striking ‘or psychiatrist’ and inserting ‘, psychiatrist, licensed clinical social worker, or psychiatric nurse practitioner’.

SEC. 1307. DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM.

Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2013 for expenses, not otherwise provided for, for the Defense Health Program, in the amount of $32,980,718,000, of which--

(1) $31,801,279,000 is for Operation and Maintenance;

(2) $672,977,000 is for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; and

(3) $506,462,000 is for Procurement.
Full text:
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h4310/text



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