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H.R.5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 02, 2012 Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Senator Inouye with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 112-196.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Appropriations

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 19, 2012, with a roll call of 326 ayes, 90 nays, and 15 not voting.

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  • 100% of users oppose H.R.5856

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    • On July 22, 2012, by ryandsmith - We spend too much on the military. This bill proves it.

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      As noted by ryandsmith, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 22, 2012, "We spend too much on the military. This bill proves it. "
    • On July 23, 2012, by vm7488 - Military Personnel Retirement Fund: 40,730,014,000 - This much money but our soldiers still earn below 20,000 a year, are Jobless, homeless, and mentally broken. Where is this 40 Billion going?

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      As noted by vm7488, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 23, 2012, "Military Personnel Retirement Fund: 40,730,014,000 - This much money but our soldiers still earn below 20,000 a year, are Jobless, homeless, and mentally broken. Where is this 40 Billion going?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Congressman Mike Capuano Update July 20, 2012 | Fenway News ... - July 21, 2012 by Valarie Seabrook - The House yesterday passed H.R. 5856: FY 2013 Defense Appropriations. This legislation ... I voted against H.R. 5856 for basically the same reason I have voted against all the other appropriations bills this year. Republicans ...

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      As noted by Valarie Seabrook on July 21, 2012, "The House yesterday passed H.R. 5856: FY 2013 Defense Appropriations. This legislation ... I voted against H.R. 5856 for basically the same reason I have voted against all the other appropriations bills this year. Republicans ..." (/url?q=http://www.fenwaynews.org/politics/congressman-mike-capuano-update-july-20-2012/&sa=U&ei=pF0OUNeMJIji2QXVoYDwBA&ved=0CD0QmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNEyXTlFEziWyzNXpl7kohzH-yw5NQ)
    • AFSA HQ Newsletter – July 19th | AFSA Chapter 554 - July 21, 2012 by www.HQAFSA.org - This coming week, the House will debate and vote on H.R. 5856, the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill. A reminder for you on its purpose; this legislation provides the resources our service members need to perform their ...

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      As noted by www.HQAFSA.org on July 21, 2012, "This coming week, the House will debate and vote on H.R. 5856, the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill. A reminder for you on its purpose; this legislation provides the resources our service members need to perform their ..." (/url?q=http://afsa554.org/2012/07/afsa-hq-newsletter-july-19th/&sa=U&ei=m7oLUMjHBsjq2AW00PnoDw&ved=0CEYQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNFrs7IljGaoeHPkCeo9zFGZ0w945g)
    • Legislative Round-Up: week ending July 20, 2012 - Americans for ... - July 21, 2012 by Lara Friedman - (DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS) HR 5856: On 7/19/12 the House completed debate and passed HR 5856, the FY13 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. Middle East-related details of the bill, including details of the ...

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      As noted by Lara Friedman on July 21, 2012, "(DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS) HR 5856: On 7/19/12 the House completed debate and passed HR 5856, the FY13 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. Middle East-related details of the bill, including details of the ..." (/url?q=http://peacenow.org/entries/legislative_round-up_week_ending_july_20_2012&sa=U&ei=m7oLUMjHBsjq2AW00PnoDw&ved=0CDkQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNFYiXpJU8NjzV1TVARSkqqbaTRwhA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bills of the 111th Congress Concerning Climate Change - October 19, 2012 by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - The bills, resolutions, and amendments of the 112th Congress dealing with climate change are divided into the following categories: H.R.300: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act This bill would reestablish the National Oceanic and Atmosphe

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      As noted by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on October 19, 2012, "The bills, resolutions, and amendments of the 112th Congress dealing with climate change are divided into the following categories: H.R.300: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act This bill would reestablish the National Oceanic and Atmosphe" (http://www.c2es.org/federal/congress/111/climate-change-legislative-proposals)
    • Is it appropriate for Congress to continue a Jim Crow Law - July 26, 2012 by Washington Times - MICHIGAN, July 26, 2012 - On July 19th, 2012, at approximately 10:30 pm, the United States House of Representatives passed the $606 billion defense spending bill -- the Defense Department Appropriations Act (H.R. 5856) -- by a vote of 326 to 90.

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      As noted by Washington Times on July 26, 2012, "MICHIGAN, July 26, 2012 - On July 19th, 2012, at approximately 10:30 pm, the United States House of Representatives passed the $606 billion defense spending bill -- the Defense Department Appropriations Act (H.R. 5856) -- by a vote of 326 to 90." (http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/frederick-douglass-model-ages/2012/jul/26/it-appropriate-congress-continue-jim-crow-law/)
    • Roll Call - July 22, 2012 by Tulsa World - Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5856). The amendment would have increased funding for cancer research programs at the Defense Health Program by $235 million and offset the increase with a $506 million ...

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      As noted by Tulsa World on July 22, 2012, "Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5856). The amendment would have increased funding for cancer research programs at the Defense Health Program by $235 million and offset the increase with a $506 million ..." (http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/articlepath.aspx?articleid=20120722_16_A17_WSIGOe763863)
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