112th Congress

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H.R. 4310 & H.Res. 840 – defense authorization going full steam

Overall, the NDAA for 2013 authorizes $552 billion for national defense and another $88.5 of overseas operations. Included in these funds are an increase of 1.7% to military pay, allows for abortions in the case of rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother (which is an expansion on current law), prohibits detainees in Guantanamo Bay from being transferred to US soil, and “Asserts that the U.S. should be prepared to take all necessary measures, including military action if required, to prevent Iran from threatening the U.S., its allies, or Iran’s neighbors with a nuclear weapon…”

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Rep. Maurice Hinchey’s HR 391 – reward for an illegal alien

IF Emilio May was a crack addict for several years, that was caught for a mugging, no one would feel special about him. IF as a criminal facing prosecution he decided to become a CI for the police, no one would care. IF, as a CI he violated the terms and was subsequently charged with the initial crime of mugging – would anyone care then? Would Rep. Maurice Hinchey step forward and say that the police couldn’t charge the criminal for the crime committed?

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