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house Bill H.R. 1359

Congressional Foreign Travel Cost Disclosure Act

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      House Committee on Armed Services
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    IntroducedMarch 21st, 2013

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Title

Congressional Foreign Travel Cost Disclosure Act

Official Title

To require the Secretary of Defense to determine and disclose the cost of any transportation provided by the Secretary to Members, officers, or employees of the House of Representatives or Senate who are carrying out official duties outside the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary

Congressional Foreign Travel Cost Disclosure Act - Requires the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to give a Member, officer, or employee of either chamber of Congress carrying out official duties outside the United States a written statement of the cost of any DOD-provided transportation within 10 days after completion of the trip. Requires such statement to also be: (1) provided to the congressional defense committee of such Member, officer, or employee; and (2) made available to the public for a four-year period. Excludes from such requirements any trip whose sole purpose is to visit one or more U.S. military installations and/or to visit U.S. military personnel in a war zone.

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