Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) today announced several of his amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (H.R. 4310) have passed after being approved by the full House of Representatives late Thursday.
"I am pleased my colleagues in the House supported my amendments to the defense bill in an overwhelmingly bipartisan and unanimous fashion," Boswell said. "We were able to cut through the gridlock and pass commonsense legislation that focuses on our service members and veterans. Providing for the health and well-being of the men and women of our military, as well as those who have already served, requires that we provide the necessary vigilance and support to confront the challenges they face as a result of their service to our country."
The following Boswell amendments were approved by the House:
#215 -- Would direct the DoD and VA to conduct a joint study on the incidence rate of breast cancer in service members and veterans.
#216 -- Would direct the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the effects of multiple deployments on the well-being of military personnel and their families.
Today, the House will continue voting on the remaining amendments and later consider H.R. 4310 in its entirety.