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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – June 1, 2010

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On the Blog: Memorial Day, Not on Mondays

Memorial Day hasn’t always been celebrated on Mondays, and some would like to restore the traditional day of observance. Read about it in a blog post entitled “Happy Memorial Day.”

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The House and Senate are in recess for the Memorial Day week. Last week, the House passed the H.R. 5136, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, which provides for operation of the Department of Defense. Its cost, according to a new estimate, would be about $7,000 per U.S. family.

The House bill contains a repeal of the policy known as “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” regarding gays in the military. Links to more information are in a short blog post entitled “Don’t Ask Dont Tell Going Away?

H.R. 5136
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
Costs $7,042.63 per family

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Displayed below are new, updated, and passed items with their cost or savings per family.

New Items

S. 3363
The Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2010
Costs $0.56 per family

S. 3267
The Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2010
Costs $55.25 per family

S. 3372
A bill to modify the date on which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and applicable States may require permits for discharges from certain vessels
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1346
The Crimes Against Humanity Act of 2009
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 2782
The Rocky’ Baragona Justice for American Heroes Harmed by Contractors Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5175
The Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act
Costs $0.09 per family

H.R. 5297
The Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010
Costs $29.95 per family

S. 3373
The Air and Health Quality Empowerment Zone Designation Act of 2010
Costs $0.71 per family

S. 3374
The Cleanfields Investment Act
Costs $1.67 per family

H.R. 4899
The Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010
Costs $120.61 per family

Updated Items

H.R. 4213
The Tax Extenders Act of 2009
Costs $1,271.41 per family

H.R. 1345
The District of Columbia Hatch Act Reform Act of 2009
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1454
The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2009
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5136
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
Costs $7,042.63 per family

H.R. 2092
The Kingman and Heritage Islands Act of 2009
Costs $0.00 per family

Passed Items

P.L. 111-167
The Blue Ridge Parkway and Town of Blowing Rock Land Exchange Act of 2009
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 111-168
To provide for the sale of the Federal Government’s reversionary interest in approximately 60 acres of land in Salt Lake City, Utah, originally conveyed to the Mount Olivet Cemetery Association under the Act of January 23, 1909
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 111-169
To provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 111-170
To amend title 39, United States Code, to clarify the instances in which the term “census” may appear on mailable matter

P.L. 111-171
The Haiti Economic Lift Program Act of 2010

P.L. 111-172
The Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009
Costs $0.25 per family

P.L. 111-173
To clarify the health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage

P.L. 111-174
The Federal Judiciary Administrative Improvements Act of 2009
Costs $0.03 per family

P.L. 111-175
The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010

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cheryl taylor hiney

I think sunny prudue needs a history lesson on why the malitary honor guards are so maticulas about the flag drapped coffin and how the flag is folded 13 times before he leaves office, because you see people he PROMISED TO BRING BACK OUR original FLAG AND TO BE HONEST PRUDUE THAT THE ONLY REASON YOU GOT ELECTED IN GEORGIA, SHAME ON YOU,,, YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN THOSE WHO HAVE CONTINOUSLY LIED OR STOLE FUNDS, YOU GAVE A FALSE STATEMENT WHEN YOU SHOULD OF PROTECTED OUR BEAUTIFUL FLAG BEING A SWORN OFFICER AN ALL,THE TRUTH IS THE REBEL FLAG HAD NO PROTECTION YET SHE HAD MANY SWORN OFFICERS WHO WERE SUPPOSE TO PROTECT HER BE SHE RIGHT OR BE SHE WRONG WEATHER THEY BE FOUND WITHIN OR WITHOUT THE BOUNDRIES OF THEIR REPUBLIC, WHATS REALLY GOING ON IN GEORGIA NO-ONE CARES OF WHAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS FOUGHT FOR. SHAME,SHAME ON YOU BOYS CAUSE WITH AREAS LIKE THESE WE REALLY CAN-NOT CALL YOU A HERO ON ANY MALITARY HOLIDAY, YOU MAY HAVE WORN THE UNIFORM BUT YOU SURE DID NOT GIVE A CARE FOR THE HONOR THAT WE SO PROUDLY SPEAK OF.DID YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THE 21 GUN SALUTE STANDS FOR? PROBABLY NOT IT STANDS FOR THE SUM OF THE NUMBERS IN THE YEAR 1776. FULFILL YOUR PROMISE PRUDUE AND PUT OUR REBEL FLAG BACK IN THE AIR AND LET HER GLORY FLY IN THE WINDS AGAIN, REMEMBER A PROMISE IS A PROMISE AND NO YEAH BUTTS. JOHN WAYNE ONCE SAID A TRUE HERO IS SOMEONE WHO IS SCARED TO DEATH BUT, SADDLES UP ANYWAY. WALK OUT OF OFFICE WITH YOUR GLORY PRUDUE..PLEASE GIVE US OUR FLAG BACK.C.T.H. GEORGIA ON MY MIND AGAIN.

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