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Sponsors: Senator Hawkins
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3276
Introduced in the Senate on March 2, 2005
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance
Summary: Defense appropriations
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/2/2005 Senate Introduced SJ-4 3/2/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-4
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO COMMEND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES FOR MAKING OUR NATION'S DEFENSE ITS FIRST PRIORITY IN 2002, 2003, AND 2004 AND REQUEST THE CONGRESS TO CONTINUE THIS IMPORTANT TRADITION BY PASSING AND ENACTING THE DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS LEGISLATION BEFORE ALL OTHER SPENDING BILLS IN 2005 AND IN FUTURE YEARS.
Whereas, the security of our nation and people is the first and foremost obligation of our United States federal government; and
Whereas, the men and women of our United States armed forces now serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, National Guard and Reserves have shown great courage and self-sacrifice and deserve to be equipped with the best weapons and resources to protect our nation; and
Whereas, in past years politicians have delayed passing the Defense Appropriation Bill until late in the budget year so that the bill was misused as a dumping ground for pork barrel spending and as a political hostage for spending in other appropriations bills; and
Whereas, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, President Bush asked that the Congress of the United States pass the Defense Appropriations Bill before passing other spending bills; and
Whereas, Congress acted responsibly making our nation's defense its first priority in 2002, 2003, and 2004, by passing the Defense Appropriations Bill first thereby protecting the men and women in our armed forces from becoming pawns for politicians' spending maneuvers. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, commend the Congress of the United States for making our nation's defense its first priority in 2002, 2003, and 2004 and request the Congress to continue this important tradition by passing and enacting the Defense Appropriations legislation before all other spending bills in 2005 and in future years.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.
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