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H.R.493 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: May 21, 2008 Became Public Law No: 110-233.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on May 01, 2008, with a roll call of 414 ayes, 1 nays, and 16 not voting.

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    • On April 26, 2008, by Anonymous - Genetic information is collected during torture, so where is this law on usage of the collected information? Where is the other comment?

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 26, 2008, "Genetic information is collected during torture, so where is this law on usage of the collected information? Where is the other comment?"
    • On May 07, 2008, by Anonymous - It is well known that for about 30 years now that American Citizens have had there DNA taken without there consent. What just took place from our Congress and Senators was a pardon if you will to protect these people responsible for breaking the law for 30 years. This is a violation of our 4th amendment rights. One again this 110th Congress and Senate gives another bunch of crooks a break. Here is one scary thing they could use our DNA for Framing us on a crime we did not do. This bill needs to be gone over and cover all of our rights to privacy so it is not used or abused against us. They can also use our DNA to make specific viruses that can only affect people with a certain trait. This may also be use as a form of genocide as genetic elimination in the future. I can not believe I am the only one that is out raged people get off the fluoride, we are being so dumbed down. Redo this bill. I will be writing my Representatives next.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 07, 2008, "It is well known that for about 30 years now that American Citizens have had there DNA taken without there consent. What just took place from our Congress and Senators was a pardon if you will to protect these people responsible for breaking the law for 30 years. This is a violation of our 4th amendment rights. One again this 110th Congress and Senate gives another bunch of crooks a break. Here is one scary thing they could use our DNA for Framing us on a crime we did not do. This bill needs to be gone over and cover all of our rights to privacy so it is not used or abused against us. They can also use our DNA to make specific viruses that can only affect people with a certain trait. This may also be use as a form of genocide as genetic elimination in the future. I can not believe I am the only one that is out raged people get off the fluoride, we are being so dumbed down. Redo this bill. I will be writing my Representatives next."
    • On June 06, 2008, by Anonymous - I'm sorry, but are you people braindead? Genetic information collected during torture??? Use DNA for framing us on crimes??? Where did THIS come from? Read the bill again! It specifically protects workers from having their family's medical history being used against them. This is a civil rights act, not a free pass for genocide, torture, or any other extreme view.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 06, 2008, "I'm sorry, but are you people braindead? Genetic information collected during torture??? Use DNA for framing us on crimes??? Where did THIS come from? Read the bill again! It specifically protects workers from having their family's medical history being used against them. This is a civil rights act, not a free pass for genocide, torture, or any other extreme view. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • House Roll Call #493 Details - OpenCongress - June 24, 2011 by opencongress.org - Back to Main Bill Page. June 24, 2011 Roll call number 493 in the House. Question On Passage: H J RES 68 Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya. Ayes: 123 (Democrat: 115; ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 24, 2011, "Back to Main Bill Page. June 24, 2011 Roll call number 493 in the House. Question On Passage: H J RES 68 Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya. Ayes: 123 (Democrat: 115; ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2011/h/493)
    • UPDATED: DECEMBER CRIMINAL REPORT, DEADLY GENETIC CODE ... - December 14, 2008 by Docstoc feed for: financial - H.R.493, genetic discrimination defraud legislation was created to also secure congressional funding for these executive branch psycho-pathetics to create deadly, multifaceted, genetic obstruction medicines. This is why disproportionate ...

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      As noted by Docstoc feed for: financial on December 14, 2008, "H.R.493, genetic discrimination defraud legislation was created to also secure congressional funding for these executive branch psycho-pathetics to create deadly, multifaceted, genetic obstruction medicines. This is why disproportionate ..." (http://www.docstoc.com/docs/3046603/UPDATED-DECEMBER-CRIMINAL-REPORT-DEADLY-GENETIC-CODE-OBSTRUCTIONS-DEFRAUD-LEGISLATION-AND-CONSPIRACIES-TO-MURDER-CRIMES)
    • DECEMBER CRIMINAL REPORT: DEADLY DEFRAUD GENETIC CODE OBSTRUCTIONS ... - December 13, 2008 by Docstoc feed for: financial - Foremost, H.R.493 - Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007 is a deadly piece of legislation that must be removed. Deadly health care programs have been created under this legislative subterfuge, specifically to advance the ...

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      As noted by Docstoc feed for: financial on December 13, 2008, "Foremost, H.R.493 - Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007 is a deadly piece of legislation that must be removed. Deadly health care programs have been created under this legislative subterfuge, specifically to advance the ..." (http://www.docstoc.com/docs/3035843/DECEMBER-CRIMINAL-REPORT-DEADLY-DEFRAUD-GENETIC-CODE-OBSTRUCTIONS-LEGISLATION-AND-MASSIVE-DISGUISE-KILL-PROJECTS)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill Signed Into Law - June 01, 2008 by Mondaq News Alerts (subscription), UK - The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (HR 493) (GINA) balances the benefit of using genetic information for medical advances and care management ...

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      As noted by Mondaq News Alerts (subscription), UK on June 01, 2008, "The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (HR 493) (GINA) balances the benefit of using genetic information for medical advances and care management ..." (http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=61274)
    • Fines for child labor violations altered with enactment of GINA - May 27, 2008 by CCH - The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) (HR 493), signed by President Bush on May 21, included provisions that alter civil penalties ...

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      As noted by CCH on May 27, 2008, "The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) (HR 493), signed by President Bush on May 21, included provisions that alter civil penalties ..." (http://hr.cch.com/news/employment/052808a.asp)
    • Reform Jewish Leader Celebrates the Enactment of the Genetic ... - May 26, 2008 by Religious Action Center (press release), DC - The enactment of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (HR 493) is a long-awaited, hard-earned victory for advocates of comprehensive protection of ...

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      As noted by Religious Action Center (press release), DC on May 26, 2008, "The enactment of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (HR 493) is a long-awaited, hard-earned victory for advocates of comprehensive protection of ..." (http://rac.org/Articles/index.cfm?id=2814&pge_prg_id=10214)
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