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  • Latest Action: Oct 24, 2007 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Homeland Security - Counterterrorism and Intelligence

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on October 23, 2007, with a roll call of 404 ayes, 6 nays, and 22 not voting.

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  • 9% of users support H.R.1955

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    • On January 15, 2008, by blueboyspaz - I think the big thing I have against the bill is it doesn't clarify what exactly "terrorism" is. This is how we got screwed in the Patriot Act. But I have to say that if this bill could be reworded to focus on organizations, corporations, or other established entites whose mission whether directly or indirectly stated, is to "terrorize" American citizens with violence then I would be more in support of it. This would include White Seperatist, Pro-life organizations that have been linked to violence, as well as some local police. Though I'm pretty sure that isn't what they were thinking when writing it up. Though I would think it would be unconstitutional, both against the first and second amendment. If you equate guns to violence and as tools of "terorism", whether justified of not, it seems like it would cause major conflicts with the NRA.

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      As noted by blueboyspaz, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 15, 2008, "I think the big thing I have against the bill is it doesn't clarify what exactly "terrorism" is. This is how we got screwed in the Patriot Act. But I have to say that if this bill could be reworded to focus on organizations, corporations, or other established entites whose mission whether directly or indirectly stated, is to "terrorize" American citizens with violence then I would be more in support of it. This would include White Seperatist, Pro-life organizations that have been linked to violence, as well as some local police. Though I'm pretty sure that isn't what they were thinking when writing it up. Though I would think it would be unconstitutional, both against the first and second amendment. If you equate guns to violence and as tools of "terorism", whether justified of not, it seems like it would cause major conflicts with the NRA. "
    • On January 14, 2008, by Patriot - I OPPOSE introduction of HR-1955 into law. It's a heinous usurpation of our Constitution and would eviscerate our Bill of Rights. This is America and its elected government representatives should uphold the rights of its citizens; not the wishes of a self appointed dictator. We the People DEMAND that our elected representatives in the Senate take a stand for America and vote "NO" on HR-1955 and abolish any new un-Constitutional legislation. We should NOT be made to fear our government. Passage of this bill would alienate every freedom loving citizen in the United States and could possibly lead to a national crises. Please listen to your conscience and vote "NO"! on HR-1955. Don't give up. We the People are counting on you to keep America free.

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      As noted by Patriot, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 14, 2008, "I OPPOSE introduction of HR-1955 into law. It's a heinous usurpation of our Constitution and would eviscerate our Bill of Rights. This is America and its elected government representatives should uphold the rights of its citizens; not the wishes of a self appointed dictator. We the People DEMAND that our elected representatives in the Senate take a stand for America and vote "NO" on HR-1955 and abolish any new un-Constitutional legislation. We should NOT be made to fear our government. Passage of this bill would alienate every freedom loving citizen in the United States and could possibly lead to a national crises. Please listen to your conscience and vote "NO"! on HR-1955. Don't give up. We the People are counting on you to keep America free."
    • On January 15, 2008, by RedWriter - This is a serious attack on all Americans that should be involved in the political process in our Local, State and Federal governments. While I do not disgree with everything happening in our Nation, I do want the chance to voice my opinions publicaly when it is nessesary, if this piece of filth passes that ability becomes limited because I could be arrested as a terrorist because I would be LABELED and then silenced. This is wrong in every sense of the word.

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      As noted by RedWriter, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 15, 2008, "This is a serious attack on all Americans that should be involved in the political process in our Local, State and Federal governments. While I do not disgree with everything happening in our Nation, I do want the chance to voice my opinions publicaly when it is nessesary, if this piece of filth passes that ability becomes limited because I could be arrested as a terrorist because I would be LABELED and then silenced. This is wrong in every sense of the word."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.1955: To amend the Public Health Service Act ... - OpenCongress - May 24, 2011 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. ... the Employee Retirement Inc

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 24, 2011, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. ... the Employee Retirement Inc" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1955/show)
    • H.R.1955: Children's Access to Reconstructive ... - OpenCongress - May 23, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for H.R.1955 Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation & Surgery (CARES) Act of 2011.

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 23, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for H.R.1955 Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation & Surgery (CARES) Act of 2011." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1955/show&sa=U&ei=b-PWT_WmAsLs2gW_qJSiDw&ved=0CDAQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNFFXNYgLHYTCE9WyFWoSNG7G3M0QQ)
    • H.R.1955: Children's Access to Reconstructive ... - OpenCongress - May 23, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for H.R.1955 Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation & Surgery (CARES) Act of 2011.

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 23, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for H.R.1955 Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation & Surgery (CARES) Act of 2011." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1955/show&sa=U&ei=iC3WT8X4MKis2gXWh7i-Dw&ved=0CCwQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNHMaVxkoUm0wqhqs4s7yMfyE-UqJQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Pres-Elect Obama, No To Warhawk Jane Harman! - November 13, 2008 by Huffington Post, NY - The most egregious example of Harman's disregard for participatory democracy is HR 1955 - the "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act ...

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      As noted by Huffington Post, NY on November 13, 2008, "The most egregious example of Harman's disregard for participatory democracy is HR 1955 - the "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act ..." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-milazzo/pres-elect-obama-no-to-wa_b_142569.html)
    • Let's Hope the Rumors About Jane Harman in an Obama Admin Aren't ... - November 10, 2008 by AlterNet, CA - The most egregious example of Harman's disregard for participatory democracy is HR 1955 -- the "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention ...

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      As noted by AlterNet, CA on November 10, 2008, "The most egregious example of Harman's disregard for participatory democracy is HR 1955 -- the "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention ..." (http://www.alternet.org/rights/106563/let's_hope_the_rumors_about_jane_harman_in_an_obama_admin_aren't_serious/)
    • Our Time Is NOW! - November 02, 2008 by Arkansas Indymedia, Arkansas - I then informed him that Dr. Paul missed voting for HR 1955, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act of 2007. I don’t care if he misses a ...

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      As noted by Arkansas Indymedia, Arkansas on November 02, 2008, "I then informed him that Dr. Paul missed voting for HR 1955, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act of 2007. I don’t care if he misses a ..." (http://arkansas.indymedia.org/newswire/display/22847/index.php)
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