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P.L. 111-322, The Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011

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Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010.

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Latest Major Action: 6/26/2009: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 101.

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Miss concerned

December 8, 2010, 10:59pm (report abuse)

Damn, that is alot of our money folks

Dan

December 13, 2010, 10:49am (report abuse)

What is the status of this bill? I thought we are now in a CR continuing the FY10 levels?

Scooter47

December 14, 2010, 11:38am (report abuse)

As I understand this bill, it is termed a "continuing resolution" to fund the USG until a formal budget is passed. Because this is a "must pass" bill or the government has to shut down, the special interests found this bill ideal to include self-serving special provisions, pork and "riders". In particular I strongly object to Section 2727 which amends a 76 year old federal act and overturns a 2009 US Supreme Court decision. Regardless whether you agree with the purpose for Section 2727 or not, I hope everyone (except the special interests that support this Section) would agree that legislation this significant deserves an open debate and legal review and therefore should be a "stand-alone" bill and follow regular order. Until Section 2727 is removed I urge Congress to vote NO on this bill. Let's send a message to Congress that we're tired of business as usual and we oppose slipping special interest "riders" into must-pass bills late in a lame-duck session of Congress! .

Kevin

December 15, 2010, 9:21pm (report abuse)

I guess this past election went on deaf ears to the democrats and those republicans that are willing to suuport this bill. What will it take for you politicians that make promises on top of promises. I really don't know how you can sleep at night when all you do is to continue to LIE,LIE,LIE. All I heard was get rid of the earmarks. Maybe you think the voters who put you in office are really stupid. Shame on all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim Brown

December 16, 2010, 10:59am (report abuse)

A simple solution to the Earmark problem Nationally would be to hold elections and ratify the results the final two weeks in December with all elected members being seated on January 1st following the election. Concurrently, changes to the authority governing sessions, duties, etc, should prohibit Congress from taking a recess in excess of three days so long as there are unresolved regular appropriation bills or continuing appropriations for funding federal agencies whose regular appropriations bills have not been enacted. In other words, make them work 2080 hours per year, earn their salaries, do what they were elected for and stop the government paid vacation most are embarked upon.

txbill57

December 16, 2010, 1:53pm (report abuse)

Is that 29K per family that pays taxes or that's legal or that resides in the US?

Jim Brown

December 16, 2010, 2:47pm (report abuse)

MY PROPOSAL TO STOP THIS CRAP:

A simple solution to the problem Nationally would be to hold elections and ratify the results the final two weeks in December with all elected members being seated on January 1st following the election. Concurrently, changes to the authority governing sessions, duties, etc, should prohibit Congress from taking a recess in excess of three days so long as there are unresolved regular appropriation bills or continuing appropriations for funding federal agencies whose regular appropriations bills have not been enacted. In other words, make them work 2080 hours per year, earn their salaries, do what they were elected for and stop the government paid vacation most are embarked upon.

Kevin campbell

December 17, 2010, 4:50pm (report abuse)

Why should defense money be spent on housing? Hardworking americans buy houses. I am not in default on my house. I won't get any help from this bill, but I have to help pay for it. This is wrong.

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