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By James K. Sanborn and Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writers
The House version of the 2015 defense authorization bill would require the secretary of the Navy to provide Congress with a full report on the Navy Department’s review of Sgt. Rafael Peralta’s Medal of Honor nomination.
“Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Navy shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report describing the Navy review, findings and actions pertaining to the Medal of Honor nomination of Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta,” according to Section 572 of the draft legislation. “The report shall account for all evidence submitted with regard to the case.”