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S.1390 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 28, 2009 Held at the desk.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Armed Services

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 23, 2009, with a roll call of 87 ayes, 7 nays, and 6 not voting.

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  • 35% of users support S.1390

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    • On July 11, 2009, by Norbert3 - This bill has a provision in it that would grant enemies who are convicted by miitary commissions greater access to our nation's highest military court -- Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces -- than that of our own U.S. troops who are convicted by courts-martial. I've written about this fact on Equal Justice for Troosp blog: http://justice4troops.blogspot.com/2009/07/should-congress-grant-enemy-combatants.html If this bill passes Congress and is enacted as law enemies of America will have greater procedural due process rights than that of our own American servicemembers.

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      As noted by Norbert3, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 11, 2009, "This bill has a provision in it that would grant enemies who are convicted by miitary commissions greater access to our nation's highest military court -- Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces -- than that of our own U.S. troops who are convicted by courts-martial. I've written about this fact on Equal Justice for Troosp blog: http://justice4troops.blogspot.com/2009/07/should-congress-grant-enemy-combatants.html If this bill passes Congress and is enacted as law enemies of America will have greater procedural due process rights than that of our own American servicemembers. "
    • On July 16, 2009, by trupeace - I just read that the Hate Crime Bill (S 909) was added to this as an amendment. How on earth do these people stay in office! This is how they got the first Real ID passed. They attached it to an appropriations bill. I am at a loss to understand what is going through these people's heads!

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      As noted by trupeace, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 16, 2009, "I just read that the Hate Crime Bill (S 909) was added to this as an amendment. How on earth do these people stay in office! This is how they got the first Real ID passed. They attached it to an appropriations bill. I am at a loss to understand what is going through these people's heads! "
    • On August 16, 2009, by hershman1956 - If the Hate Crimes remained, then this becomes a bad bill. A bill to support our military should remain unpolluted by additions that have no bearing on the support for those keeping us free.

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      As noted by hershman1956, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 16, 2009, "If the Hate Crimes remained, then this becomes a bad bill. A bill to support our military should remain unpolluted by additions that have no bearing on the support for those keeping us free."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Senate Democrats Defeat the Thune Gun-Rights ... - OpenCongress - October 12, 2011 by Donny Shaw - The amendment was proposed as an add-on to the must-pass FY10 Department of Defense Authorizations Act (S. 1390). Opponents of the amendment argued that it would let gun owners ... ↓. ↑ Overall Rating: 5.0 | 1 of 1 found useful. anyone el

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      As noted by Donny Shaw on October 12, 2011, "The amendment was proposed as an add-on to the must-pass FY10 Department of Defense Authorizations Act (S. 1390). Opponents of the amendment argued that it would let gun owners ... ↓. ↑ Overall Rating: 5.0 | 1 of 1 found useful. anyone el" (http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1116)
    • S.1390: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code ... - OpenCongress - July 19, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.1390 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify, modernize, and improve public notice of and access to tax lien ... Or, if you know of a

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 19, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.1390 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify, modernize, and improve public notice of and access to tax lien ... Or, if you know of a " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1390/show)
    • Penny Hill Press » Blog Archive » Hate Crime Legislation - December 13, 2010 by Penny Hill Press - Senator Leahy successfully amended the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1390) with language that is similar to S. 909 on July 16, 2009. The Senate passed S. 1390, amended, on July 23, 2009. The hate crime provisions were included ...

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      As noted by Penny Hill Press on December 13, 2010, "Senator Leahy successfully amended the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1390) with language that is similar to S. 909 on July 16, 2009. The Senate passed S. 1390, amended, on July 23, 2009. The hate crime provisions were included ..." (http://www2.pennyhill.com/?p=13660)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • HR 3326: FY 2010 House Defense Bill Offers Challenges - August 01, 2009 by Defense Industry Daily - Reconciliation with the Senate's S. 1390 bill will happen in committee, before the final joint bill can be sent to the President for signature – or veto. ...

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      As noted by Defense Industry Daily on August 01, 2009, "Reconciliation with the Senate's S. 1390 bill will happen in committee, before the final joint bill can be sent to the President for signature – or veto. ..." (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/HR-3326-FY-2010-House-Defense-Bill-Offers-Challenges-05666/)
    • Veterans' Focus - July 30, 2009 by St. George Daily Spectrum - Last week, the Senate passed its version of the FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1390). The legislation would authorize close to $680 billion ...

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      As noted by St. George Daily Spectrum on July 30, 2009, "Last week, the Senate passed its version of the FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1390). The legislation would authorize close to $680 billion ..." (http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20090731/NEWS01/907310302/Veterans++Focus)
    • Bill would end HUBZone primacy - July 30, 2009 by FCW.com - ... Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, proposed the legislation as an amendment to the fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1390). ...

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      As noted by FCW.com on July 30, 2009, "... Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, proposed the legislation as an amendment to the fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1390). ..." (http://fcw.com/articles/2009/08/03/week-bill-equalizes-small-businesses.aspx)
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