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H.R.5658 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 03, 2008 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 758.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services - Military Personnel

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services - Readiness

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services - Seapower and Projection Forces

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services - Tactical Air and Land Forces

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on May 22, 2008, with a roll call of 384 ayes, 23 nays, and 27 not voting.

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  • 67% of users support H.R.5658

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  • H.R.5658 has been viewed 18,116 times

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    • On September 08, 2008, by Anonymous - Where and when is this bill going to be voted on again?

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 08, 2008, "Where and when is this bill going to be voted on again?"
    • On September 21, 2008, by Anonymous - They have to have their 10 weeks of vacation before the election, then wait until after before they will consider voting.

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    • On December 10, 2008, by Anonymous - I've heard it's been signed by the president, is that tru?

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • awtippaymo: cute quotes and sayings about everything - June 09, 2011 by sioregesno - Link: H.R.5658: SKIL Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5658/show) go to the link and click and write to you local representative to consponsor and suppor this bill and pass this bill. .... Gutierrez and the H

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      As noted by sioregesno on June 09, 2011, "Link: H.R.5658: SKIL Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5658/show) go to the link and click and write to you local representative to consponsor and suppor this bill and pass this bill. .... Gutierrez and the H" (http://awtippaymo.blogspot.com/2011/06/cute-quotes-and-sayings-about.html)
    • H.R.5658: SKIL Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - June 30, 2010 by opencongress.org - Overview · Actions (2) & Votes (0) · Money Trail; Wiki; News (1) & Blogs (61) · Videos (0) · Comments (1). This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, an

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 30, 2010, "Overview · Actions (2) & Votes (0) · Money Trail; Wiki; News (1) & Blogs (61) · Videos (0) · Comments (1). This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, an" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5658/show)
    • H.R.1: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of ... - OpenCongress - January 05, 2009 by opencongress.org - ... appropriated for the fiscal year involved. Prohibits enactment of this Act from having an effect on the availability of amounts under the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2009 (division A of Public Law 110-329). ...... Link: H.R.5658: SKIL Act of

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    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Arcuri Secures $3.2 million for Remington Arms - September 23, 2008 by WKTV, NY - Arcuri also secured legislative language authorizing funds for the M-24 upgrade in the Fiscal Year 2009 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 5658) ...

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      As noted by WKTV, NY on September 23, 2008, "Arcuri also secured legislative language authorizing funds for the M-24 upgrade in the Fiscal Year 2009 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 5658) ..." (http://www.wktv.com/news/local/29699424.html)
    • Bills Would Restrict Interrogations - June 10, 2008 by CQPolitics.com, DC - The House-passed version ( HR 5658 ) contains an identical ban on private interrogators and similar limitations on the use of private security guards. ...

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      As noted by CQPolitics.com, DC on June 10, 2008, "The House-passed version ( HR 5658 ) contains an identical ban on private interrogators and similar limitations on the use of private security guards. ..." (http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docid=news-000002893927)
    • Senate goes after DoD ‘propaganda’ - June 08, 2008 by ArmyTimes.com, VA - The House of Representatives passed similar legislation as an amendment to its version of HR 5658, the 2009 defense authorization bill. ...

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      As noted by ArmyTimes.com, VA on June 08, 2008, "The House of Representatives passed similar legislation as an amendment to its version of HR 5658, the 2009 defense authorization bill. ..." (http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/06/military_propaganda_060908w/)
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