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  • Latest Action: May 20, 2009 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.

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  • 77% of users oppose S.982

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    • American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 11, 2009, by EmilysDad729 - As a smoker, Xamont, the nicotine must have attacked your brain cells. This country was NOT founded on tobacco. What sheer lunacy. This country was founded on religious freedom - freedom from the King's religion. The savings on healthcare costs alone will MORE than cover any tax revenues. HOORAY for the 79 senators who voted for this law. Finally, the victims of tobacco addists - many of whom are non-smokers whose lives have been cut short by secondhand smoke - have had their day. What happens when people finally come to grips with their addictions to tobacco/nicotine? This nation will return to a healthy state. And maybe your braincells will regenerate so that they won't make such silly arguments for a lethal addiction and the biggest killer in this country.

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      As noted by EmilysDad729, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 11, 2009, "As a smoker, Xamont, the nicotine must have attacked your brain cells. This country was NOT founded on tobacco. What sheer lunacy. This country was founded on religious freedom - freedom from the King's religion. The savings on healthcare costs alone will MORE than cover any tax revenues. HOORAY for the 79 senators who voted for this law. Finally, the victims of tobacco addists - many of whom are non-smokers whose lives have been cut short by secondhand smoke - have had their day. What happens when people finally come to grips with their addictions to tobacco/nicotine? This nation will return to a healthy state. And maybe your braincells will regenerate so that they won't make such silly arguments for a lethal addiction and the biggest killer in this country."
    • On May 20, 2009, by Xamont - As a smoker, I obviously have a bias. But let's remember, this country was founded on tobacco. I don't understand how the Federal and State governments can so highly tax something. What I mean is you have all this iniative to tax, or abolish smoking in the public places. What happens is people end up quiting the habit. When people quit, the taxes aren't being imposed, and the government doesn't get its precious SCHIP money! Then where would the underprivileged kids be? The tax would then move to something everyone pays for, like toilet paper or toothpaste (i hope everyone uses these). The problem is people who don't like smoking say "tax it", well if your goal is to get everyone to quit, why would you rely on the tax money it brings in? Doesn't make sense!

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      As noted by Xamont, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 20, 2009, "As a smoker, I obviously have a bias. But let's remember, this country was founded on tobacco. I don't understand how the Federal and State governments can so highly tax something. What I mean is you have all this iniative to tax, or abolish smoking in the public places. What happens is people end up quiting the habit. When people quit, the taxes aren't being imposed, and the government doesn't get its precious SCHIP money! Then where would the underprivileged kids be? The tax would then move to something everyone pays for, like toilet paper or toothpaste (i hope everyone uses these). The problem is people who don't like smoking say "tax it", well if your goal is to get everyone to quit, why would you rely on the tax money it brings in? Doesn't make sense!"
    • On June 12, 2009, by cardinalred - The site from the CBO will highlight the revenue and costs of implementing this bill. NET IMPACT FROM CHANGES IN DIRECT SPENDING AND REVENUES Estimated Deficit Impact 13 27 36 50 67 87 110 137 167 200 891 (budget deficits from 2010-2019 by year and total in millions) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/102xx/doc10254/s982.pdf

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      As noted by cardinalred, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 12, 2009, "The site from the CBO will highlight the revenue and costs of implementing this bill. NET IMPACT FROM CHANGES IN DIRECT SPENDING AND REVENUES Estimated Deficit Impact 13 27 36 50 67 87 110 137 167 200 891 (budget deficits from 2010-2019 by year and total in millions) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/102xx/doc10254/s982.pdf "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.982: Detaining Terrorists to Secure America Act ... - OpenCongress - May 11, 2011 by opencongress.org - S.982 - Detaining Terrorists to Secure America Act of 2011. A bill to reaffirm the authority of the Department of Defense to maintain United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a location for the detention of ... -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 11, 2011, "S.982 - Detaining Terrorists to Secure America Act of 2011. A bill to reaffirm the authority of the Department of Defense to maintain United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a location for the detention of ... - " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s982/show)
    • Armed forces and national security - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - October 02, 2010 by opencongress.org - S.982 - Detaining Terrorists to Secure America Act of 2011. A bill to reaffirm the authority of the Department of Defense to maintain United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a location for. ... OpenCongress syndication panels allow you to dis

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 02, 2010, "S.982 - Detaining Terrorists to Secure America Act of 2011. A bill to reaffirm the authority of the Department of Defense to maintain United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a location for. ... OpenCongress syndication panels allow you to dis" (http://www.opencongress.org/issues/show/8601_armed_forces_and_national_security)
    • Christian Action League » Articles » Landmark Smoking Law Now ... - September 21, 2010 by Christian Action League - On June 11, 2009, the U.S. Senate voted 79-17 to approve the bill, H.R. 1256/S. 982. On June 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 307 to 97 to approve the identical bill. The Christian Action League of North Carolina played ...

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      As noted by Christian Action League on September 21, 2010, "On June 11, 2009, the U.S. Senate voted 79-17 to approve the bill, H.R. 1256/S. 982. On June 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 307 to 97 to approve the identical bill. The Christian Action League of North Carolina played ..." (http://christianactionleague.org/news/landmark-smoking-law-now-protecting-the-public%E2%80%99s-health/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Your Opinion: Speak up on tobacco regulation - May 21, 2009 by Tifton Gazette - ...in the upcoming weeks by the HELP Senate Committee. Georgia’s Sen. Johnny Isakson serves on this committee; the bill number is (S.982). As a caregiver and cancer survivor I urge everyone to let their voices be heard. Please call Washington and let you

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      As noted by Tifton Gazette on May 21, 2009, "...in the upcoming weeks by the HELP Senate Committee. Georgia’s Sen. Johnny Isakson serves on this committee; the bill number is (S.982). As a caregiver and cancer survivor I urge everyone to let their voices be heard. Please call Washington and let you" (http://www.tiftongazette.com/opinion/local_story_142231304.html)
    • Sen. Jeff Bingaman Votes to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco - May 20, 2009 by PR Newswire (press release) - Senator Bingaman is also a co-sponsor of the legislation, S. 982. Thanks to Senator Bingaman's leadership, we are a critical step closer to enacting this ...

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      As noted by PR Newswire (press release) on May 20, 2009, "Senator Bingaman is also a co-sponsor of the legislation, S. 982. Thanks to Senator Bingaman's leadership, we are a critical step closer to enacting this ..." (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-21-2009/0005031095&EDATE=)
    • Pro Legalization Group Hails Victory For Medical Marijuana - May 20, 2009 by Opposing Views - Coburn (R-OK) intended to add a medical marijuana amendment to S. 982, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Frustrated by the Obama ...

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      As noted by Opposing Views on May 20, 2009, "Coburn (R-OK) intended to add a medical marijuana amendment to S. 982, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Frustrated by the Obama ..." (http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-pro-legalization-group-hails-victory-for-medical-marijuana-r-1242922794)
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