Skip to comments.WOLF REJECTS REPROGRAMMING REQUEST TO FUNDTHOMSON PRISON EARMARK, BLASTS HOLDER ON RECORD
Posted on 07/29/2012 2:11:39 PM PDT by seekthetruth
WOLF REJECTS REPROGRAMMING REQUEST TO FUND THOMSON PRISON EARMARK, BLASTS HOLDER ON RECORD Letter to Holder Cites Examples of Inconsistency and Unlawful Practices Within DOJ Washington, D.C. (July 27, 2012) Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), chairman of the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee, today unequivocally rejected a reprogramming request to purchase the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., long designated by the Obama administration to house Guantanamo Bay detainees.
The Obama Administration last night made the formal request to the chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees that fund the Justice Department.
In rejecting the request, Wolf, in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, said that this $165 million earmark, requested by Senator Dick Durbin, not only was never included in any bill voted upon by the Congress, but Congress has specifically denied and rescinded funding for this acquisition.
Wolf added that the Executive Order 13457 prohibits agencies from committing, obligating, or expending funds on the basis of earmarks included in non-statutory source.
Wolfs letter states that the original purpose for the acquisition of Thomson was to house terrorist detainees from the United States Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Wolf noted that despite the attorney generals personal commitment not to transfer detainees to Thomson, the Congress cannot trust Holder, the Department of Justice or the administration to abide by that commitment, given its track record of repeatedly ignoring or choosing not enforce U.S. laws. Specifically, Wolf cited the 2009 effort by the Obama administration, strongly advocated by Holder, to secretly transfer and release two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Virginia.
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PLEASE READ Congressman Wolf's LETTER TO ATTY GENERAL HOLDER. Then please read the 9/11 Families letter. Then, please read my email below and pick up your phones on Monday and call Senator Durbin's office and Gov Quinn's office (numbers below). This dangerous ball they are trying to toss to the Feds needs to land in their offices! Let them know you are outraged and they need to address their dangerous behavior of releasing dangerous prisoners onto the streets of Chicago who are killing little children and skyrocketing crime here in Illinois. They need to find the money to open Thomson Prison that the taxpayers have already spent $140 million to build, make it a working prison that will create LOCAL jobs, and do what is their first and foremost obligation, safeguard the lives of Illinois children and her citizens!
It is absolutely contemptible what they are trying to pull here! Call them on it!! THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US!
Beverly Perlson The Band of Mothers
I would add that not only was Obama’s dangerous idea to transfer GITMO detainees to Thomson Prison rebuffed by Congress, but it was UNANIMOUSLY rebuffed by Illinois residents! My Son did not serve 4 deployments in this war on terror to keep us all safe so that Obama, Quinn and Durbin could bring the most evil terrorists to American soil! Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee came all the way from Arizona to testify to the Illinois General Assembly that her Brave Son Marc did not lay down his precious life for his country so that misguided and careless elected officials could bring this terror to our soil!
The taxpayers have funded a state of the art detention facility with ample security, called GITMO, to the tune of 500 million hard earned tax dollars!!! It is infuriating that the most evil terrorists who reside there enjoy volleyball courts and basketball courts! That 500 million is money well spent as land mines surround the prison and act as a formidable deterrent to anyone who might want to break these evildoers out!
God Bless Congressman Frank Wolf for his resolve to not release funds to purchase Thomson Prison!!! He is not fooled by Holder's promise that purchasing Thomson would not lead to the transfer of GITMO detainees here. Understand, if Thomson prison were to be purchased by the Feds, Holder just might keep his promise not to house GITMO detainees at Thomson. However, somewhere a prison will be emptied out and those prisoners will be transferred to Thomson and wallah, now there is an empty prison for Obama and Holder to carry out their dangerous idea to transfer the GITMO detainees to US soil!
Congressman Frank Wolf is a smart man and a man who intends to keep Americans safe! God Bless Him!
I have one more thing to add. My understanding is the residents near Thomson want the feds to purchase the prison because they want the local jobs they have been led to believe will be created!!! Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn want people to believe 1100 jobs will be created by the federal purchase of Thomson Prison. BALONEY! The purchase will create alot of federal jobs! Local jobs will be at a minimum! We already did the math on this when this purchase was discussed before! Further, IF terrorists were to end up in this prison, the scenario is frightening. There is not sufficient land mass surrounding the prison to properly secure it! Add to that the train that runs very close with dangerous chemicals rolling on it and the Exelon Nuclear Facility just 15 miles away.
I have a “safe” idea to create local jobs for the residents living in the Thomson area and for all residents living in Illinois. To my utter dismay and troubled heart, we now have little children getting shot off their front porches in Chicago, the crime rate is through the roof, and Gov Quinn continues to empty dangerous prisoners onto the streets of Chicago due to “overcrowding”. Since the taxpayers of Illinois invested 140 million hard earned tax dollars into building the maximum security Thomson Prison, I suggest Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn hire some accountants that know what they are doing and find the money to get Thomson Prison up and running! Little children are getting killed in Chicago! Gov Quinn needs to stop releasing dangerous criminals onto our streets and find a way to open Thomson Prison to house the criminals in Illinois! AND this will truly create local jobs for those poor residents up near Thomson Prison!
Please call Congressman Frank Wolf and thank him for his resolve and his integrity to abide by his oath to keep Americans safe!
Congressman Frank Wolf (202) 225-5136
Please call Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn and tell them to cut the enormous entitlements in Illinois and find the money to open Thomson Prison so the little children in Chicago will once again be safe on their porches.
Senator Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152
Gov Quinn 217-782-0244
Your Congressman Wolf knew the dangers and great cost to Virginia tax payers for this Administration’s attempt to bring GITMO Terrorist prisoners to Virginia, and was the key to stopping it!
Now Congressman Wolf will speaks out against the Administration’s attempt to move GITMO Terrorists to Illinois!
Anyone tells Holder no is top notch in my book.
WithHolder.... arrogant as his conspirator in crime....
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Thank you for this post, will make these calls. Obama and his henchman Holder are a disgrace to this country and Americans calling themselves “moderates” who would vote for them again are also a disgrace. We MUST get this administration OUT of the White House before they declare a Chavez-style takeover with a jihad on whites as added fillip. If we don’t vote them out, it will be no Holder-barred in a lame duck term.
God Bless Congressman Wolf, it is almost downright dangerous to stand up to these enemies of America, and few of the RINOs leading in Congress are willing to rock the boat (or their gravy train).
Love your post, and especially like your tag line!!
Thank you, Mrsmel! I am from Florida but just sent Durbin an email. I hope ALL Illinois Freepers make calls, and those of us elsewhere can help too! Remember tax dollars from citizens from across the nation pay ALL the salaries of the members of Congress! I had no trouble sending Dick Durbin an email, and I will be making calls tomorrow too!
TO EMAIL DICK DURBIN GO HERE:
Fill out * boxes for information. Those outside Illinois, make up an address, and use one of these zip codes:
60645 60626 60630 60618 60612 60661 60606 6061660601 60602 60603 60604 60605 60607
Here is more contact information for Senator Dick Durbin:
711 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
9 am to 6 pm ET
(202) 224-2152 - phone
(202) 228-0400 - fax
230 S Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
8:30 am to 5 pm
(312) 353-4952 - phone
(312) 353-0150 - fax
525 South 8th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
8:30 am to 5 pm
(217) 492-4062 - phone
(217) 492-4382 - fax
250 W. Cherry Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
8:30 am to 5 pm
(618) 351-1122 - phone
(618) 351-1124 - fax
1504 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
(309) 786-5173 - phone
(309) 786-5404 - fax
Contact the Governor
Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
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Don't miss this interview tomorrow! Don't let the Obama Administration pull a fast one on the citizens of Illinois! All Americans need to join this fight to make sure NONE of the GITMO TERRORISTS are housed on American soil!!
We already fought this fight but some of us knew Senator Durbin, Gov Quinn and Obama would return to this well!
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From Sgt Tim:
Bev Perlson of The Band of Mothers http://www.thebandofmothers.com/index.htm joins us to discuss the renewed attempt by the Obama administration to purchase Thomson Prison in Illinois. As Congressman Frank Wolf pointed out, the Bureau of Prisons is currently in the process of opening four new facilities to relieve overcrowding and behind in $386 million dollars worth of repair projects. This smells of Senator Durbin finding an American home for Guantanamo detainees so that President Obama can fulfill a campaign promise. http://www.911familiesforamerica.org/?p=6246
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