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Schiff Amendment to Address the Threat Posed by Improvised Explosive Devices Passes in the House

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Schiff Amendment to Address the Threat Posed by Improvised Explosive Devices Passes in the House

The House today unanimously approved Representative Adam Schiff's (D-CA) amendment to require the Secretary of Defense to submit quarterly reports to Congress regarding the threat posed by IEDs and the efforts being undertaken to eliminate such a threat as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5122). Rep. Schiff introduced the amendment in reaction to continuing news reports dating back to the beginning of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan that have highlighted the catastrophic dangers associated with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and continuing concerns over the Defense Department's response to the problem. H.R. 5122 passed the House this afternoon.

"These bombs kill American troops almost every day; no effort should be spared to stop them," Schiff said. "I am please my colleagues supported my amendment and I am confident this legislation will help protect our troops from the devastating effects of improvised explosive devices."

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