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What’s in the war supplemental

May 19, 2010

In the category of “we do the research so you don’t have to” – here’s what is in the bill that the Senate could vote on in the next week.

  • $33.45 billion for the Department of Defense, primarily to fund 30,000 additional troops in Afghanistan.
  • $13.4 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs to compensate veterans exposed to Agent Orange.
  • $6.18 billion for State and Foreign Operations, including funds for reconstruction and economic assistance in Haiti.
  • $5.1 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to replenish the Disaster Relief Fund

A more detailed summary is on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s website.

4 Comments
  1. May 20, 2010 1:31 pm

    The monies allotted for the veterans and natural disasters should figure in this bill NOT more
    troops to Afghanistan.

  2. Irene Waldmann permalink
    May 20, 2010 2:05 pm

    I fully support monies allocated for recovery from natural disasters in Haiti and parts of US devastated by storms, tornadoes, etc. I suggest, however, that the 33 billion + for Afghanistan be withheld pending a viable exit strategy from that enterprise. The Afghan people seem to resent our forces and should be allowed to handle their own affairs.

  3. Bernard C. Gerstein permalink
    May 21, 2010 7:54 am

    There is precedent in the instant removal of troops from a town in Iraq that such a move results in the Iraqui’s handling their own business.

    This war is alienating us from all the civilized world and bleeding us to death!

    We need those funds to take care of the troops at home already damaged from the war.

    Do not vote to give more funds to this destructive war, and the war of choice in Iraq.

    Please let me know how you have acted on this matter.

  4. Judith M. Metzger permalink
    May 21, 2010 11:16 am

    I agree with Bernard and Irene. Vote against further appropriations and keep to time line of
    3/11

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