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To: Tiggs6

Here is the entire text of the amendment:

SA 452. Ms. LANDRIEU proposed an amendment to the bill S. 762, making supplemental appropriations to support Department of Defense operations in Iraq, Department of Homeland Security, and Related Efforts for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes; as follows:

In chapter 3 of title I, under the heading ``PROCUREMENT'', insert after the matter relating to ``PROCUREMENT, DEFENSE-WIDE'' the following:

National Guard and Reserve Equipment

For an additional amount for ``National Guard and Reserve Equipment'', $1,047,000,000.

No mention was made of whether it was for armor, upgrading equipment, or colorful paint for vehicles so as to make troops easier for the terrorists to spot and kill (can't put it past her). Entirely too vague - that could have been used to build "new armories" in Louisiana that weren't needed.

26 posted on 09/13/2006 11:17:42 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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Here's the URL and reference number. It's SA452 on this page.

28 posted on 09/13/2006 11:19:27 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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John Kerry endorses this group in his latest email.....

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29 posted on 09/13/2006 11:19:36 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (I would rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Teddy Kennedy)
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