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In need of help to a question about a proposed bill regarding Valerie Plame
thomas.loc.gov ^ | Jan 17, 2006

Posted on 01/17/2007 2:18:46 PM PST by Mo1

This was just brought to my attention and I need help in understanding what exactly this Bill/Amendment is about.

I tried calling over to the House of Representatives .. but they said there was no one there to help explain the details of this bill/amendment.

They suggested I go to Thomas.gov .. but I already did that.

Can any FReepers out there help direct me in the right direction and find a better way to locate what this is?

Thanks !

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H.R.501
Title: For the relief of Valerie Plame Wilson.


Sponsor: Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] (introduced 1/16/2007)      Cosponsors (None) Private bill


Latest Major Action: 1/16/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).


SUMMARY AS OF:
1/16/2007--Introduced.

Provides for the relief of Valerie Plame Wilson.


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KEYWORDS: congress; earmarks; personalporkbarrel; plame; pork
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1 posted on 01/17/2007 2:18:49 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Peach; kcvl; Howlin; Miss Marple; STARWISE; Mo1

NEED HELP!


2 posted on 01/17/2007 2:20:39 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: Mo1

Make us pay her legal bills? Grant her immunity from prosecution?


3 posted on 01/17/2007 2:21:19 PM PST by rocksblues (Do unto others as they do unto you!)
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To: onyx

Whoa! What is this about? I'd try and help but am working on something else and then leaving in an hour or so.

Will check back later to see what kind of insanity this is.


4 posted on 01/17/2007 2:21:50 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: rocksblues

That's what it sounds like .. but I can't find the wording of whatever this is


5 posted on 01/17/2007 2:22:22 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: Mo1
For the relief of Valerie Plame Wilson.

Wow, I can't even start to speculate about what this could mean.

6 posted on 01/17/2007 2:22:30 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Mo1
Sounds like a lifetime supply of Ex-Lax....

No word yet on whether Ms. Plame is considered to be the patient, or the desired result.

7 posted on 01/17/2007 2:22:40 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Mo1

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process where the bill is considered in committee and may undergo significant changes in markup sessions. The bill has been referred to the following committees: House Intelligence

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-501


8 posted on 01/17/2007 2:22:40 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: onyx; Mo1

What do you want to bet it's to help pay her legal bills. And maybe to pay for a secretary to answer her fan mail. And a bodyguard to protect her from harm from those nasty conservatives.


9 posted on 01/17/2007 2:22:56 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Mo1

Officially "relieving" her of duty?


10 posted on 01/17/2007 2:23:10 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Mo1
The only HR 501 I could find was from 2005:

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and 12 co-sponsors have introduced H.R. 501, the "Fairness and Accountability in Broadcasting Act" modeled on "The Fairness Doctrine" which was rescinded in 1987. H. R. 501

11 posted on 01/17/2007 2:23:18 PM PST by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter - a candidate who doesn't need infomercials to convince you he's a conservative)
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To: onyx

Call Inslee's office and ask for the text.


12 posted on 01/17/2007 2:23:46 PM PST by paulat
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Tag.


13 posted on 01/17/2007 2:24:14 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: dirtboy

this one was introduced yesteday

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d110:2:./temp/~bdaikM::|/bss/d110query.html|


14 posted on 01/17/2007 2:24:59 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: Mo1
?
15 posted on 01/17/2007 2:25:15 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (We must have faith For when it is all said and done, Faith manages. And the impossible is achieved)
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To: Mo1; holdonnow

Mark, could you please take a look at this?


16 posted on 01/17/2007 2:25:37 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Where did I park my car????? Oh no!)
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To: A Citizen Reporter; AliVeritas; alnick; AmeriBrit; AmericaUnited; arasina; BlessedByLiberty; ...

SCOOTER PING!!!!

Get a look at this!

17 posted on 01/17/2007 2:25:39 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Howlin

Legal bill help. Just watch. Maybe a bodyguard too.


18 posted on 01/17/2007 2:26:16 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Mo1

INTRODUCTION OF THE VALERIE PLAME WILSON COMPENSATION ACT -- (Extensions of Remarks - January 16, 2007)
---SPEECH OF HON. JAY INSLEE
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?r110:1:./temp/~r110nN89XF::

Despite Mrs. Plame Wilson's 20 years of federal service, she does not meet the minimum age requirement to receive her retirement annuity. She has been left without a career.

I am introducing legislation to allow Mrs. Plame Wilson to qualify for her annuity, as one who has served her country for two decades, and waive the age requirement for collecting it.

---

Hope that helps


19 posted on 01/17/2007 2:26:19 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Mo1

I don't know, Mo1, but I'm sure interested in what you've found. I'll bump the thread and check in later to see what's been learned. BTTT


20 posted on 01/17/2007 2:26:38 PM PST by Chena
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To: Mo1

somebody needs to refer this to Rush, Hannity, Savage,et al


21 posted on 01/17/2007 2:26:48 PM PST by LC HOGHEAD
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To: thackney

House Intelligence Committee?

I see they plan on "right all perceived wrongs," eh?


22 posted on 01/17/2007 2:27:24 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: thackney

This is so she can collect her pension now??


23 posted on 01/17/2007 2:27:39 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: thackney

Is that for real?

I may actually fall on the floor laughing!


24 posted on 01/17/2007 2:28:10 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Mo1

here ya go, it's to give her her pension even though she's short on years.

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SPEECH OF
HON. JAY INSLEE
OF WASHINGTON
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2007
Mr. INSLEE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to bring to the attention of Congress one of the human impacts caused by the indiscretion of government officials regarding the covert identity of Central Intelligence Agency operative Valerie Plame Wilson.
As nearly every American knows, and as most of the world has heard, the covert CIA identity of Valerie Plame Wilson was exposed to the public as part of an Administration response to a critical op-ed published in the New York Times by Mrs. Plame Wilson's husband, Joe Wilson.
The national security ramifications for this act have been discussed thoroughly on this floor, in the news media, and I am quite certain behind CIA's closed doors. Today I intend to call my colleagues' attention to the human toll that this ``outing'' has had on one, often overlooked, individual. That person is Valerie Plame Wilson.
While the media, Congress, and the judiciary have gone to great lengths to discuss the impact of this unfortunate act on politicians, bureaucrats, agents in the field, and the suspected perpetrators of the outing, few have looked at the impact that the outing has had on Mrs. Plame Wilson and her family.
On July 14, 2003, Mrs. Plame Wilson's professional life was forever altered, and her CIA career irrevocably ruined by the syndicated publication of a column, which revealed Mrs. Plame Wilson's identity as a covert CIA officer. Since this time, numerous reports on Mrs. Plame Wilson's personal history have surfaced
[Page: E119] GPO's PDFin the press, official government documents, and by government officials.
Following the initial outing in the media, Mrs. Plame Wilson's future as a covert CIA operative ceased to exist and her career of two decades was destroyed. On January 9, 2006, Mrs. Plame Wilson resigned from the CIA, recognizing that any future with the Agency would not include any work for which she had been highly trained. For these reasons, and under these distressing conditions, Mrs. Plame Wilson voluntarily resigned from the Agency.
Despite Mrs. Plame Wilson's 20 years of federal service, she does not meet the minimum age requirement to receive her retirement annuity. She has been left without a career.
I am introducing legislation to allow Mrs. Plame Wilson to qualify for her annuity, as one who has served her country for two decades, and waive the age requirement for collecting it. To best demonstrate the annuity for which Mrs. Plame Wilson may qualify if this legislation were to pass, I am submitting for the record a document sent to Mrs. Plame Wilson by the CIA. It outlines her deferred annuity and testifies to 20 years of service. The document bears no indications of classified material as required by CIA procedures, and was sent via regular postal mail after Mrs. Plame Wilson was no longer in the employ of the CIA. Legal experts have assured me that this is not a classified document.
I believe that this is one small measure to help send a message that we must stand up for public service officers, such as Mrs. Plame Wilson, who have been treated wrongly despite their loyalty and sacrifice to country. For those who have been, for all practicable purposes, pushed out of public service for reasons unrelated to performance, but instead seeded in politics, we should not turn our backs.
Central Intelligence Agency,

Washington, DC, February 10, 2006.

Mrs. VALERIE WILSON

DEAR MRS. WILSON, This letter is in response to your recent telephone conversation with regarding when you would be eligible to receive your deferred annuity. Per federal statute, employees participating under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Special Category, who have acquired a minimum of 20 years of service, are eligible to receive their deferred annuity at their Minimum Retirement Age (MRA). Your MRA is age 56, at which time you'll be eligible to receive a deferred annuity.

Your deferred annuity will be based on the regular FERS computation rate, one percent for every year of service vice the FERS Special rate of 1.7% for every year of service. You will receive 1.7% for each year of overseas service, prorated on a monthly basis, after January 1, 1987 in the calculation of your annuity. Our records show that since January 1, 1987, you have acquired 6 years, 1 month and 29 days of overseas service.

Following is a list of your federal service:

Dates of Service: CIA, CIA (LWOP), CIA Ð(P/T 40), from 11/9/1985 to 1/9/2006--total 20 years, 7 days.

Based on the above service and your resignation on January 9, 2006, your estimated deferred annuity is $21,541.00 per year, or $1795 per month, beginning at age 56.

The above figures are estimates for your planning purposes. The Office of Personnel Management, as the final adjudicator of creditable service and annuity computations, determines final annuity amounts. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,

------.


25 posted on 01/17/2007 2:28:17 PM PST by DBrow
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; ~Vor~; 1Mike; 1stMarylandRegiment; 3catsanadog; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; ...
You all have GOT to see this: #19
26 posted on 01/17/2007 2:29:12 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Mo1

Did you try calling the office of the sponsor, Rep Inslee, Jay?


In trying to get the text, I got a notice that it takes them a couple of days to post it, and the bill was introduced on Jan. 16th, so if you can't get more info from Inslee's office, you can keep checking the site, and hopefully more info will appear.

But it certainly looks strange.


27 posted on 01/17/2007 2:29:33 PM PST by IntelliQuark
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To: Mo1

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2007_record&page=E118&position=all

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2007_record&page=E119&position=all

No legal fees, SS protection, or stuff like that, just her pension.


28 posted on 01/17/2007 2:29:59 PM PST by DBrow
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To: thackney

FGS!


29 posted on 01/17/2007 2:30:34 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: thackney

Thank you for finding that so fast

Now I need to learn that trick :0)


30 posted on 01/17/2007 2:30:35 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: thackney
"She has been left without a career."

Well, BOO HOO. Her star-studded career as a magazine model has fallen through?

She needs to get a job, not expect to live off the taxpayers her entire life.

31 posted on 01/17/2007 2:30:43 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: Mo1

That is what I got out of it.


32 posted on 01/17/2007 2:31:08 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Howlin

This just confirms what a nutzo world we live in... and most of them are in DC.


33 posted on 01/17/2007 2:31:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... California 2007,, Where's a script re-write guy when ya need 'em?)
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Google search: Inslee, Jay

Looks like lots of interesting info.

34 posted on 01/17/2007 2:31:39 PM PST by IntelliQuark
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To: Howlin

Oh, no!!!

So she can lie. He can lie about her lies. They can file ridiculous lawsuits.

And taxpayers are supposed to fund her pension????????


35 posted on 01/17/2007 2:32:24 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Mo1

RTC (Referred To Committee) is Governmentspeak for RIP (Requiescat In Pace).


36 posted on 01/17/2007 2:32:25 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Howlin
I may actually fall on the floor laughing!

I guess the Wilson's are hard up for cash that they have to get a Congressman to pass a private bill for them

37 posted on 01/17/2007 2:32:33 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: Peach; Mo1

She wasn't FIRED, FGS. She quit.


38 posted on 01/17/2007 2:33:30 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Howlin
For these reasons, and under these distressing conditions, Mrs. Plame Wilson voluntarily resigned from the Agency.

She resigned from a non-covert positions and now the taxpayers are supposed to pay for her retirement? I'm officially ticked off.

39 posted on 01/17/2007 2:34:18 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Howlin

Well I'll be. The Wilsons want the money now. There is no reason she can't go to work somewhere. Heck, she could be a lobbyist. Lord knows the dems owe the woman. I, on the other hand, do not owe her anything except a good smack.


40 posted on 01/17/2007 2:35:24 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: DBrow
Based on the above service and your resignation on January 9, 2006, your estimated deferred annuity is $21,541.00 per year, or $1795 per month, beginning at age 56.

A pittance. This will never keep her in the style she's become accustomed.

41 posted on 01/17/2007 2:35:39 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

That is what I first thought! That will not pay for her buggy sunglasses & flowing scarves!


42 posted on 01/17/2007 2:36:49 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Where did I park my car????? Oh no!)
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To: Howlin
yea I know
But put that aside for a second

She's trying to get congress to pull a favor for her so that she can collect her pension early

What was that Gramma Pelose was saying?
43 posted on 01/17/2007 2:36:55 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: thackney
Just one word..............

NO !

Valerie "deserves" NOTHING and especially NO special treatment!

44 posted on 01/17/2007 2:38:00 PM PST by nopardons
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To: thackney

Don't she and her husband Joe have a lot to do with the fact that she's unemployed? Or are we going to blame that on the White House, too?


45 posted on 01/17/2007 2:38:11 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Mo1

Can we all say "culture of corruption is upon us?"


46 posted on 01/17/2007 2:38:26 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: thackney

This is complete and utter BS... I suppose our 80 or so RINO's will vote with the dems for this???


47 posted on 01/17/2007 2:39:47 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the ping, Howlin!


48 posted on 01/17/2007 2:39:49 PM PST by nopardons
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To: DBrow

BTTT


49 posted on 01/17/2007 2:40:40 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Peach; Howlin; Mo1; onyx

The next thing, Joe Wilson will be filing for compensation or suing for damages somewhere "because of the emotional pain he suffered when Val was outted". Co-plaintant.

And since the taxpayers have footed Fitzpatrick's Fun House all these months, it's not inconceivable that somehow we'll end up financially supporting two democrat liars.

Make that two MORE democrat liars.


50 posted on 01/17/2007 2:41:03 PM PST by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION. I do not support Clintoons, RINOS or RATS.)
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