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  • Latest Action: Mar 31, 2010 Became Public Law No: 111-154.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on March 17, 2010, with a roll call of 387 ayes, 25 nays, and 18 not voting.

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  • 96% of users oppose S.1147

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  • S.1147 has been viewed 35,272 times

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    • American Lung Association

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    • American Heart Association

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    • Philip Morris

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 21, 2009, by kerrie - PS... i called my NY state senators. they acted like they had no idea what i was talking about. funny... according to this website, they are co-sponsors of this particular bill. :(

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      As noted by kerrie, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 21, 2009, "PS... i called my NY state senators. they acted like they had no idea what i was talking about. funny... according to this website, they are co-sponsors of this particular bill. :("
    • On June 21, 2009, by kerrie - i could give a thousand reasons why this bill should not be passed into law ~ over a thousand people in my small city work at a native owned mail order smoke shop, including me. other than smoke shops, there aren't many job opppurtunities here. we will lose our jobs, health insurance, etc. additionally, there will be unspoken job losses ~ postal workers, truck drivers, etc. instead of contributing to our already weakened economy, we will become a burden. the cost of unemployment benefits cannot be justified in any way. mostly, this bill is just a back door for the states to hinder native american free trade agreements. the states think they will collect millions of dollars in tobacco taxes. they will tell you it's an effort to stop us from smoking. they will tell you many things, but what they won't tell you is the truth. this bill will cost billions of dollars to enforce. it's time our representatives represented us... tell them to vote NO!

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      As noted by kerrie, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 21, 2009, "i could give a thousand reasons why this bill should not be passed into law ~ over a thousand people in my small city work at a native owned mail order smoke shop, including me. other than smoke shops, there aren't many job opppurtunities here. we will lose our jobs, health insurance, etc. additionally, there will be unspoken job losses ~ postal workers, truck drivers, etc. instead of contributing to our already weakened economy, we will become a burden. the cost of unemployment benefits cannot be justified in any way. mostly, this bill is just a back door for the states to hinder native american free trade agreements. the states think they will collect millions of dollars in tobacco taxes. they will tell you it's an effort to stop us from smoking. they will tell you many things, but what they won't tell you is the truth. this bill will cost billions of dollars to enforce. it's time our representatives represented us... tell them to vote NO!"
    • On June 26, 2009, by Whackamole - I am so glad to see there is someone else here who understands the fullness of this legislation and what it will mean to so very many. I live in Fl and can no longer buy cigarettes from the Indians in order to save $$, we can no longer buy them online from abroad. There goes my Canadian cheapo's - next step - I will buy my own plants and grown my own tobacco! Ohhhhhhh wait, there is a bill in congress to make it illegal to grow your own food! This is only the beginning of a total government takeover and control of every aspect of our lives.

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      As noted by Whackamole, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 26, 2009, "I am so glad to see there is someone else here who understands the fullness of this legislation and what it will mean to so very many. I live in Fl and can no longer buy cigarettes from the Indians in order to save $$, we can no longer buy them online from abroad. There goes my Canadian cheapo's - next step - I will buy my own plants and grown my own tobacco! Ohhhhhhh wait, there is a bill in congress to make it illegal to grow your own food! This is only the beginning of a total government takeover and control of every aspect of our lives."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • PACT Act (2010; 111th Congress S. 1147) - GovTrack.us - March 19, 2012 by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills - Mar 31, 2010. S. 1147 (111th). A bill to prevent tobacco smuggling, to ensure the collection of all tobacco taxes, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.

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      As noted by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills on March 19, 2012, "Mar 31, 2010. S. 1147 (111th). A bill to prevent tobacco smuggling, to ensure the collection of all tobacco taxes, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress." (/url?q=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s1147&sa=U&ei=2fznT9HWOOv-2QXDy4zaCQ&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNH7qOwIsOljNjeEI62aCGdOonQrgA)
    • S.1147: Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans ... - OpenCongress - June 05, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.1147 Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act of 2011. ... Or, if you know of a blog post about this bill to display here, email us the web address o

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 05, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.1147 Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act of 2011. ... Or, if you know of a blog post about this bill to display here, email us the web address o" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1147/show)
    • State Library of Ohio Blog » Blog Archive » This Day in History… - December 28, 2010 by State Library of Ohio Blog - Wounded Knee massacre : hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session, on S. 1147 and S. 2900 … February 5 and 6, 1976. Voices of Wounded Knee, by Wim Coleman Lincoln: ...

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      As noted by State Library of Ohio Blog on December 28, 2010, "Wounded Knee massacre : hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session, on S. 1147 and S. 2900 … February 5 and 6, 1976. Voices of Wounded Knee, by Wim Coleman Lincoln: ..." (http://library.ohio.gov/blog/?p=879)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco Applauds President Obama for Signing the ... - April 03, 2010 by PR-USA.net (press release) - The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised President Barack Obama for signing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009 ...

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      As noted by PR-USA.net (press release) on April 03, 2010, " The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised President Barack Obama for signing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009 ... " (http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=366847&Itemid=32)
    • Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco Applauds President Obama for Signing the ... - April 03, 2010 by PR-CANADA.net (press release) - The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised President Barack Obama for signing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009 ...

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      As noted by PR-CANADA.net (press release) on April 03, 2010, " The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised President Barack Obama for signing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009 ... " (http://pr-canada.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=181876&Itemid=58)
    • - March 31, 2010 by ReadMedia (press release) - by American Lung Association in New York ALBANY, NY (04/01/2010)(readMedia)-- President Obama yesterday signed the Federal PACT Act (S.1147), ...

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      As noted by ReadMedia (press release) on March 31, 2010, " by American Lung Association in New York ALBANY, NY (04/01/2010)(readMedia)-- President Obama yesterday signed the Federal PACT Act (S.1147), ... " (http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/new_york/Snyder-PACT-Act-is-deliberate-betrayal)
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