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  • Latest Action: May 24, 2010 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Armed Services

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • 9% of users oppose H.R.5353

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would eliminate $154 billion of supplemental war funding from the 2011 budget and use the savings to give all U.S. citizens an income tax credit. According to Rep. Grayson, the savings would be "enough to eliminate federal income taxes for the first $35,000 of every American's income." Beyond the tax credit, $15 billion would be left over for paying down the federal deficit. This bill would not defund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It would required the Defense Department to use their regularly allocated funds (approx. $549 billion) for their operations.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would eliminate $154 billion of supplemental war funding from the 2011 budget and use the savings to give all U.S. citizens an income tax credit. According to Rep. Grayson, the savings would be "enough to eliminate federal income taxes for the first $35,000 of every American's income." Beyond the tax credit, $15 billion would be left over for paying down the federal deficit. This bill would not defund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It would required the Defense Department to use their regularly allocated funds (approx. $549 billion) for their operations.

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    • On May 24, 2010, by oakgall - Love this brilliant bill! It hits the sweet spot.

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      As noted by oakgall, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 24, 2010, "Love this brilliant bill! It hits the sweet spot."
    • On May 24, 2010, by Maki - Is Grayson for real? This is an excellent bill! I hope it happens.

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      As noted by Maki, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 24, 2010, "Is Grayson for real? This is an excellent bill! I hope it happens. "
    • On May 25, 2010, by ludicrous0909 - I would love for this bill to pass, unfortuanly all of my Representative's and Senators are morons.

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      As noted by ludicrous0909, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 25, 2010, "I would love for this bill to pass, unfortuanly all of my Representative's and Senators are morons."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008 - OpenCongress - October 15, 2011 by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... - All Bill Titles. <li><em>Short:</em> Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008<em> as introduced.</em></li><li><em>Popular:</em> Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008<em> as .</em></l

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      As noted by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... on October 15, 2011, "All Bill Titles. &lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Short:&lt;/em&gt; Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008&lt;em&gt; as introduced.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Popular:&lt;/em&gt; Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008&lt;em&gt; as .&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/l" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h5353/show)
    • Alan Grayson Exits Congress Swinging At John Boehner, Tea Party - January 02, 2011 by The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - As the 11th wealthiest Congress member ($32mil) Grayson intro'd H.R.5353 "War Funding Act" which would have CUT the DEFICIT by nearly $16 bil. Supported H.R. 3221 "Fiscal Responsibility Act" defunding ACORN. ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post | Full News Feed on January 02, 2011, "As the 11th wealthiest Congress member ($32mil) Grayson intro&#39;d H.R.5353 &quot;War Funding Act&quot; which would have CUT the DEFICIT by nearly $16 bil. Supported H.R. 3221 &quot;Fiscal Responsibility Act&quot; defunding ACORN. ..." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/03/alan-grays-exits-congress_n_803545.html)
    • Alan Grayson in war is not useless - Part 2 (2010) - HR 5353 ... - January 02, 2011 by gieko auto insurance - Alan Grayson in war is not useless - Part 2 (2010) - HR 5353. May 24, 2010 www.amazon.com Watch more: thefilmarchived.blogspot.com The War Is Making You Poor Act (HR5353), introduced by Rep. Alan Grayson on May 20th, 2010, ...

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      As noted by gieko auto insurance on January 02, 2011, "Alan Grayson in war is not useless - Part 2 (2010) - HR 5353. May 24, 2010 www.amazon.com Watch more: thefilmarchived.blogspot.com The War Is Making You Poor Act (HR5353), introduced by Rep. Alan Grayson on May 20th, 2010, ..." (http://giekoautoinsurance-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/alan-grayson-in-war-is-not-useless-part.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - June 06, 2010 by The Hill (blog) - I have introduced a bill called The War is Making You Poor Act, HR 5353. This bill requires that the war be funded by the Pentagon's base budget - "only" ...

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      As noted by The Hill (blog) on June 06, 2010, " I have introduced a bill called The War is Making You Poor Act, HR 5353. This bill requires that the war be funded by the Pentagon&#39;s base budget - &quot;only&quot; ... " (http://blog.syracuse.com/opinion/2010/06/re-engaging_the_world_beyond_i.html)
    • - May 29, 2010 by Raw Story - HR 5353 is a start, as it would remove 159 billion from the military and force them to pay for the wars with the 549 billion regular military budget. ...

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      As noted by Raw Story on May 29, 2010, " HR 5353 is a start, as it would remove 159 billion from the military and force them to pay for the wars with the 549 billion regular military budget. ... " (http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0530/lapd-caught-kicking-cyclist-bp-protest/)
    • Limit US war spending - May 26, 2010 by Ithaca Journal - Alan Grayson, D-Fla., with his proposed bill HR 5353 — the "War Makes You Poorer" act. Grayson's proposed bill will limit the Obama regime's war spending ...

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      As noted by Ithaca Journal on May 26, 2010, " Alan Grayson, D-Fla., with his proposed bill HR 5353 — the &quot;War Makes You Poorer&quot; act. Grayson&#39;s proposed bill will limit the Obama regime&#39;s war spending ... " (http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20100528/VIEWPOINTS03/5280305/1129/Limit-U.S.-war-spending)
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