Posted 11 years ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 5:21 p.m. EST by ironboltbruce
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From: VVV PR [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:14 PM To: 'Congressman Buck McKeon' Subject: RE: From the Desk of Congressman Buck McKeon
Most of your NDAA 2012 co-conspirators will be charged with Seditious Conspiracy and ultimately do some serious time. Know that in your personal case and a few others, "Buck", we are pursuing a charge of treason and the punishment of hanging.
From: Congressman Buck McKeon ( mailto:CongressmanBuckMcKeon@mail.house.gov ) Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 4:45 PM To: Mr. IronBolt Bruce Subject: From the Desk of Congressman Buck McKeon
HOWARD P. "BUCK" McKEON 25th District, California
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES CHAIRMAN
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE
MEMBER OF REPUBLICAN WHIP TEAM
MEMBER OF REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE
CONGRESSIONAL UNMANNED SYSTEMS CAUCUS CO-CHAIRMAN
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January 17, 2012
Mr. IronBolt Bruce 26650 the Old Rd Valencia, CA 91381-0746
Dear Mr. Bruce:
Thank you for contacting me in regard to the 50th National Defense Authorization Act. It's an honor to serve you in Congress, and I value your input.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 is a key mechanism by which the Congress of the United States fulfills its primary constitutional responsibilities, pursuant to Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution; to "provide for the common defense." This bill would mark the 50th consecutive enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act. The House version of the bill, H.R. 1540, passed the House Armed Services Committee in May by a vote of 60-1 and the full House by a vote of 322-96. The Senate passed their version, S. 1867, on Dec. 1st by a vote of 93-7.
Most recently, on December 31, 2011, President Obama signed the NDAA into law. His signature is the culmination of the most transparent NDAA process to date, and broad bi-partisan agreement in both chambers on a variety of national security issues. One of those issues was the establishment of a common sense and coherent detainee policy. Sections 1021 and 1022 uphold the military's authority to detain terrorists, and offer a structure for holding those who would do us harm; one both parties found preferable to the ad hoc course the White House has been on for nearly four years. Note that it exempts U.S. citizens. U.S citizens obtained on battlefield are subject to military detention; but, can challenge detention in court, per the court ruling laid out in Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld, which is not touched by this NDAA.
As the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, it has been an honor to lead the Congress in providing our men and women in uniform the resources they need to keep us all safe. I am proud of the way members from both parties and both chambers have come together to produce this serious piece of legislation. Together, we have demanded more accountability from nations like Iran, we have aided our forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we look to emerging issues, like proliferation and cyber threats. We have assured that the Department of Defense will be a more efficient steward of the taxpayer dollar and we have ensured that as we fight terrorists around the world, we also protect the civil liberties of Americans at home.
Sincerely, B Howard P. "Buck" McKeon Member of Congress
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Howard P. "Buck" McKeon Member of Congress