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Sponsors: Reps. Wilkins, W.D. Smith, Merrill and Tripp
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 552
Introduced in the House on January 12, 2005
Adopted by the House on January 25, 2005
Summary: Defense appropriations
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/12/2005 House Introduced HJ-15 1/12/2005 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-15 1/13/2005 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Tripp 1/19/2005 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-5 1/25/2005 House Adopted HJ-44
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
January 19, 2005
S. Printed 1/19/05--H.
Read the first time January 12, 2005.
To whom was referred a House Resolution (H. 3276) to commend the Congress of the United States for making our nation's defense its first priority in 2002, 2003, and 2004 and request the Congress to continue this important tradition, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. LEACH, SR. for Committee.
TO COMMEND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES FOR MAKING OUR NATION'S DEFENSE ITS FIRST PRIORITY IN 2002, 2003, AND 2004 AND REQUEST THE CONGRESS TO CONTINUE THIS IMPORTANT TRADITION BY PASSING AND ENACTING THE DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS LEGISLATION BEFORE ALL OTHER SPENDING BILLS IN 2005 AND IN FUTURE YEARS.
Whereas, the security of our nation and people is the first and foremost obligation of our United States federal government; and
Whereas, the men and women of our United States armed forces now serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, National Guard and Reserves have shown great courage and self-sacrifice and deserve to be equipped with the best weapons and resources to protect our nation; and
Whereas, in past years politicians have delayed passing the Defense Appropriation Bill until late in the budget year so that the bill was misused as a dumping ground for pork barrel spending and as a political hostage for spending in other appropriations bills; and
Whereas, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, President Bush asked that the Congress of the United States pass the Defense Appropriations Bill before passing other spending bills; and
Whereas, Congress acted responsibly making our nation's defense its first priority in 2002, 2003, and 2004, by passing the Defense Appropriations Bill first thereby protecting the men and women in our armed forces from becoming pawns for politicians' spending maneuvers. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, commend the Congress of the United States for making our nation's defense its first priority in 2002, 2003, and 2004 and request the Congress to continue this important tradition by passing and enacting the Defense Appropriations legislation before all other spending bills in 2005 and in future years.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.
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