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:: 9.17.2004 ::  



Kerry's done nothing in the Senate? Well, it's not for a lack of trying

Found while looking for online video of Kerry's 1971 testimony before Congress (quite an impressive, heartfelt speech, by the way):
The following are ten Senate bills or resolutions introduced and sponsored by Senator Kerry in 2003.

1. S.CON.RES.84 : A concurrent resolution recognizing the sacrifices made by members of the regular and reserve components of the Armed Forces, expressing concern about their safety and security, and urging the Secretary of Defense to take immediate steps to ensure that the reserve components are provided with the same equipment as regular components. Introduced by Senator Kerry 11/29/03, Stalled in committee
2. S.318 : A bill to provide emergency assistance to nonfarm-related small business concerns that have suffered substantial economic harm from drought. Introduced by Senator Kerry 2/5/2003, stalled in committee.
3. S.530 : A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to create a presumption that a disability or death of a Federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty. Introduced by Senator Kerry 3/5/2003. Stalled in committee.
4. S.842 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief for small businesses, and for other purposes. Introduced by Senator Kerry 4/9/2003. Stalled in committee.
5. S.875 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an income tax credit for the provision of home ownership and community development, and for other purposes. Introduced by Senator Kerry 4/10/2003. Stalled in committee.
6. S.1112 : A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to permit Department of Veterans Affairs pharmacies to dispense medications on prescriptions written by private practitioners to veterans who are currently awaiting their first appointment with the Department for medical care, and for other purposes. Introduced by Senator Kerry 5/22/2003. Stalled in committee.
7. S.1411 : A bill to establish a National Housing Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States to provide for the development of decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families, and for other purposes. Introduced by Senator Kerry 7/15/2003. Stalled in committee.
8. S.1885 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for manufacturing businesses in the United States. Introduced by Senator Kerry 11/18/2003. Stalled in committee
9. S.1991 : A bill to require the reimbursement of members of the Armed Forces or their family members for the costs of protective body armor purchased by or on behalf of members of the Armed Forces. Introduced by Senator Kerry 12/9/2003. Stalled in committee. (Only one other sponsor!)
10. S.2266 : A bill to amend the Small Business Act to provide adequate funding for Women's Business Centers. Introduced by Senator Kerry 3/31/2004. Stalled in committee.

Notice that all are Stalled in Committee. Who are the chairmen of those committees? Republican Senators. Who can schedule committee matter to go to the floor for a vote? Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

Doesn't it seem peculiar that all these bills (and another 39) are stalled in committee and Dick Cheney and George Bush are on the campaign trail claiming 'What has John Kerry done in the Senate?"

Notice these are not frivilous feel good resolutions, they are bread and butter to millions and live saving to our men in Iraq.
Posted on the official Kerry/Edwards Blog on August 26th, by gbm.

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