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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.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: congress; earmarks; personalporkbarrel; plame; pork
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To: TruthNtegrity
If Fitzgerald were a prosecutor with any integrity....

And therein lies the real problem.

151 posted on 01/17/2007 6:42:10 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: TruthNtegrity

I will remain mystified until the end of my days, TruthNtegrity, why the Republicans didn't shout this and other key facts out from the floor of Congress. Too late now.


152 posted on 01/17/2007 7:01:40 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: paulat
Oh my goodness.............look at THAT!

Thanks for the ping and link.

153 posted on 01/17/2007 7:02:31 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Howlin
OMG, thanks for the ping. Outrageous.
154 posted on 01/17/2007 7:03:23 PM PST by tioga
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To: Mo1; kristinn; STARWISE

Thanks, but I'm sure if it came close to a vote, a few R's in the House would have voiced up. Unbelievable that they are trying to do this.


155 posted on 01/17/2007 7:05:44 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: RabidBartender

Sounds like this was a pre-planned thing. Wonder what's in it for Fitz? Did the Dems promise him a Supreme Court nomination when and if??


156 posted on 01/17/2007 8:20:38 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Snoopers-868th
Could a person who has worked for say 25 years beginning at age 18 draw an early pension at age 45 because they were terminally ill? That should answer the question for Plame who is not terminal!!

I am more familiar with the rules of the old Civil Service Retirement System than the new FERS under which all federal employees who started in the last two decades or so are covered.

Under Civil Service there is disability retirement, which a person can get if there is no *suitable* job that he can handle given his health. IIRC, it is 40% of the worker's "top three" (the average annual salary of the top three years of employment.) That is substantially less than what someone who stays the full 30 years receives.

With 30 years of service I think a federal employee could retire at any time under CSRS. I don't know whether the FERS rules are the same or not.

157 posted on 01/17/2007 9:02:18 PM PST by freespirited (Honk for disbarment of Mike Nifong.)
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To: DBrow

You have to be effing kidding me. And she's out shopping her book.


158 posted on 01/18/2007 12:09:52 AM PST by AliVeritas (Stop Global Dhimming. Demand testicular fortitude from the hill. Call the crusade.)
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To: Mo1
For the relief of Valerie Plame Wilson.

OK, Val. Here's your deal:

Light jail time for you and your pimp, contingent upon your NEVER being heard from AGAIN. Pay restitution for all of Mr. Libby's legal fees.

But Joe gets to keep the hat. He earned it by peddling your... self all over.

Deal?


159 posted on 01/18/2007 12:55:41 AM PST by Watery Tart (Teach me a lesson! Bring back the Fairness Doctrine! </sarc>)
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To: thackney

Oh.my.gawd.


160 posted on 01/18/2007 5:59:23 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: nopardons
Thanks for the ping and link.

Noprob, Nopard!!!

I'm just surprised this hasn't gotten bigger play...Seattle paper seems to be it for now....

161 posted on 01/18/2007 9:54:16 AM PST by paulat
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To: Mo1

If it is sponsored by Inslee, it can't be good. Why not call his office and ask him?


162 posted on 01/18/2007 9:57:19 AM PST by soccermom
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To: freespirited
You went into more detail than I expected A person who draws disablity retirement has to prove the disability. I don't know the rules of that but I am quite sure it is not a snap and the criteria is specific with no room for special circumstances.

I knew a person who put a significant amount of money in a 401K plan (I think it was) with the understanding (I don't know the rules) that under an emergency an early draw had no penalties. Subsequently, the person discovered he was terminal and he could not get the money without paying the penalty. If the fact you are going to die is not an emergency then I guess I don't know what emergency means. He had medical expenses, probably disability retirement (which took time and was reduced) and no longer a pay check.

Changing the rules for ONE person is not right. Rules are rules and should apply to all no matter WHO you are! Valerie Plame can pound sand.

163 posted on 01/18/2007 10:22:25 AM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: Howlin; Mo1; RabidBartender

"God only knows what has flown under our radar."

Howlin, you are so right! Thanks for the ping.

Mo1 and RabidBartender, thanks for 'outing' this outrageous effort!


164 posted on 01/18/2007 12:34:39 PM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: windchime
Here's a link to check out their daily shenagins

Yesterday in Congress

165 posted on 01/18/2007 1:23:07 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: Watery Tart

ROTFLMSOPIMP


166 posted on 01/18/2007 1:41:17 PM PST by nopardons
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To: paulat
Well, it's a start and perhaps some other venue will now pick it up. :-)
167 posted on 01/18/2007 1:42:18 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Mo1

Thanks! Put the link on my home page.

Noticed that Upton of MI has one of these 'private bills' and Levin has two of them. The text isn't yet available.


168 posted on 01/18/2007 2:01:22 PM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: nopardons
RollOnTheFloorLaughingMy...

After that, I get lost.


169 posted on 01/19/2007 10:34:32 PM PST by Watery Tart (Teach me a lesson! Bring back the Fairness Doctrine! </sarc>)
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To: Watery Tart

socks off, peeing in my pants.


170 posted on 01/19/2007 10:39:59 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons
socks off, peeing in my pants.

Thanx! And here I thought I was denser than usual, trying to figure out how you connected PIMP with Joe! ;o)

171 posted on 01/20/2007 12:46:27 AM PST by Watery Tart (Teach me a lesson! Bring back the Fairness Doctrine! </sarc>)
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