On June 21, 2007, thirty-one senators sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense.  Citing my reporting, they urged Secretary Gates to investigate the Personality Disorder discharge system.

On January 28, 2008, President Bush made that request a law.  The president signed the Personality Disorder Amendment, which requires the Secretary of Defense and the head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the PD discharge system and report to Congress.

The amendment was part of the 2008 Defense Authorization Act.




 

             




 

 





The Personality Disorder Amendment is part of a larger effort by Senators Obama and Bond to halt fraudulent personality disorder discharges.  On July 19, 2007, Sen. Obama introduced a stronger bill that would put an immediate freeze on
all PD discharges.  Five days later Congressman Phil Hare introduced a matching bill in the House.

Both bills have been referred to the Armed Services Committee.  But neither has enough support to pass.  As Rep. Bob Filner explains, few in Washington are aware of the personality disorder scandal.  And no one in Congress has been receiving phone calls from constituents demanding that they support the bill.




             
 
 




             

 
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