one of the things congress spent time discussing yesterday " The House began consideration of H. Res. 861, to declare that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary. Further consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, Friday, June 16."
well hell if thats all it takes, lets get this signed so we can halt offensive operations around the world.
more interesting stuff
EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR DEFENSE, THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, AND HURRICANE RECOVERY, 2006--CONFERENCE -- (Senate - June 15, 2006)
"(Mr. NELSON of Florida. Democrat) Mr. President, this supplemental appropriation provides funds that are urgently needed by our Armed Forces to sustain the global war on terror and our operations to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan. The $70 billion provided in this appropriation for military operations brings America's investment in this fight to over $445 billion since September 11, 2001. Included in this appropriation are funds necessary to keep our Guard strong and ready and to ensure that our reservists have access to essential medical coverage for themselves and their families.
With respect to domestic assistance in this bill, while it is not perfect, because it removed funding for port security and veterans' health care, and greatly reduced the amount of agriculture assistance that was originally included in the Senate passed bill, it does provide immediate aid to the people of the gulf coast to help in their continuing effort to recover from last year's hurricanes."Vote: Yeas 98. Neas 1 (Specter, R-PA). Not Voting 1 (Rockerfeller, D-WV).
"(Mr. FEINGOLD of Wisconsin. Democrat). Madam President, today I voted in favor of the fiscal year 2006 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery conference report despite my serious reservations about using an emergency supplemental bill to fund ongoing U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and despite the fact that the bill fails to change the flawed and dangerous policy in Iraq that this administration is pursuing. That policy is taking a tremendous toll on our Nation's resources and our national security, and I will continue to look for every opportunity to force the Senate to debate and vote on changing that policy.
I supported the conference report because it included necessary funding for our troops, along with vital assistance to those communities devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and to those suffering in war-torn countries and those countries in need of immediate funding for their newly formed democracies. I am particularly pleased to see that $618 million is being provided for establishing peace in Darfur and $63 million for supporting the nascent Liberian Government that was recently elected."
98 yeas out of 100 senators. its like the whole nation just told bush - good job. way to go. keep spending billions on the war. i suppose there is a strong sentiment in congress right now that says this bill has to be passed in order to 'move on'. there is probably no time or interest to haggle and rework it in a republican controlled congress.
finally, http://www.fednet.net/ has lots of video clips from congress.