Thursday, May 11, 2006

McDermott amedment on DU passes

The McDermott(WA) amendment to the DOD bill for a study on DU passed the floor of the House at approximately 2:27 EST! It was carried in floor proceedings carried on CSpan, the Committee did not fight the amendment and it was passed by voice vote to be included in the Defense Bill.


McDermott Presses Amendment to Study Possible DU Health Impacts on U.S. Soldiers, notes Ken Kadlec
2006-05-11 Jim McDermott's amendment, which adds a provision to the DoD Authorization measure to require the U.S. Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on the health impact that Depleted Uranium has on soldiers, will be considered on the House floor today (Thursday, May 11).
Majority has indicated that they will accept the amendment, and it will pass the House later this morning. Ken KadlecPhoto of an Afghani child victim of “Depleted” Uranium (DU), courtesy of the Afghan DU & Recovery Fund: Please have the courage to view other photos on the above website and at: The Center for an Informed America: NEWSLETTER #13 August 13, 2002; For greater clarity, please click the photo and then continue ...
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H.R. 5122:
to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes
2:28 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 811, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tierney amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Tierney.
An amendment numbered 22 printed in House Report 109-461 to restructure the missile defense program to be consistent with a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) alternative proposal; to prohibit the deployment of: (1) Ground-Based Midcourse Defense beyond the authorized systems; and (2) any space-based interceptors; and reduce the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) $9.3 billion budget by $4.747 billion so as to still enable the MDA to focus on research and development as well as testing and upgrades to current systems.
2:27 P.M. -
On agreeing to the McDermott amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
2:23 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 811, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McDermott amendment.
2:22 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. McDermott.
An amendment numbered 13 printed in House Report 109-461 to direct the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to conduct a comprehensive study of the health effects of exposure to depleted uranium munitions.
On agreeing to the Hooley amendment as modified Agreed to by voice vote.

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