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Dentali
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Hanovereich
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Postby Hanovereich » Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:43 am

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NS Nation Name: Hanovereich
Character Name: Henry P. Gallagher
Character Gender: M
Character Age: 53
Character Height: 170cm
Character Weight: 75kg
Character Position/Role/Job: Secretary of State (2004-) | Coordinator for Counterterrorism (2000-2004) | Senator for Kentucky (1996-2000) | US Ambassador to the UK (1990-1994) | Trade Attaché to the UK (1988-1990) | First Lieutenant, 2nd Marine Division (1975-1985)
Character Country/State of Birth: Kentucky
Character State of Residence: Kentucky
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim:
Main Strengths: Very charismatic, strong fundraising/voter base, regarded as an expert on foreign affairs
Main Weaknesses: Little experience on domestic affairs, seen as out of touch with the public with the Iraq War
Biography: Henry Patrick Gallagher was born on 11 January 1954, in Louisville, to James Gallagher, the director of the Kentucky Derby, and Emily Gallagher, a teacher of physics at the University of Kentucky. His father had been exempt from the draft on medical grounds, but Henry was fascinated by military history and, in particular, the Marines. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce. After that, he joined the Marines as an officer, and was first stationed at Camp Lejeune in recon and surveillance training. In 1983, he was sent to Lebanon as part of their peacekeeping force, where he gained the Commendation Medal and a promotion for defending his platoon whilst under fire in a local store in Beirut.

After leaving the Marines, he joined the Diplomatic Service and became trade attaché to Kuwait. He then became ambassador to Kuwait in 1990, where he was the primary point of communication between the Kuwaiti and US governments in the Gulf War, often visiting war-torn cities himself. He also stirred some controversy when it was revealed that he had taken part in combat himself, with his old unit, the 2nd Marines. He then left the Service in 1994, with a solid record and some fame in the newspapers for his role in the Gulf War. He gained the Republican nomination for the Senate in Kentucky, and won with 68% of the vote.

As Senator, he unsuccessfully tried to loosen gun control laws in his first bill, in the belief that gun control laws weren't the problem; police powers (or, rather, the lack thereof) were. However, after the Heath High School shooting in Kentucky, he increased police powers to let police put people under surveillance if they deem the person "a risk to others due to their mental health" (foreshadowing?!). He has consistently argued for more police powers over tighter gun controls.

He also co-sponsored a bill strengthening the military, and amending the Posse Comitatus Act to allow 'the deployment of forces of the United States Armed Forces as a posse comitatus in the case of an imminent threat or danger to the national security of the United States [...] whether or not there is an imminent threat or danger to the national security of the United States will be decided by the President of the United States, and other persons as the President may direct'. In short, the military could be used in the US if the President deemed it necessary. The bill was controversial as it went against the well-established principles that the military was not the police.

Despite getting his name in the news frequently for these bills, Gallagher did not try to sponsor any social or economic bills, instead focusing on foreign policy.

After leaving the Senate in 2000, Gallagher supported Cush in the primaries and the election, and became Coordinator for Counterterrorism. His first big task came on 9/11, and he was criticized for ignoring briefs about a possible attack months before 9/11. After this, Gallagher decided to try to be seen as more tough on terrorism. He was one of the first on the scene at the World Trade Centre, then rushed back to the Pentagon for a briefing, arriving just minutes after American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into it.

He was one of the strongest advocates for the invasion of Afghanistan, and began to combat further terrorism in the US. However, many officials privately disliked Gallagher, for trying to control the national security policy; his public image, however, improved along with many others' in the Cush administration. He was the first to propose an Iraq War, in mid-2002, and his proposals were accepted and implemented on 20 March 2003. After this, he was nominated for Secretary of State a few months before the 2004 election, and was confirmed. Some have speculated that he was only appointed to make Cush seem tougher; Gallagher was one of the people who staunchly defended the War on Terror.

Gallagher became Secretary of State at a time when the Iraq War was slowing down, the resistance to the coalition was getting more intense and bigger, and the ambush of a convoy carrying food caterers and PMCs. He had to convince countries to continue deploying forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gallagher visited Iraq twice during 2004, and announced an expansion of the Bureau of Counterterrorism, his old bureau, and established the Office for the War on Terror, where the State Department's role in the War on Terror would be centralised in one office.

Gallagher visited Iraq 4 times between 2005 and 2007, and Afghanistan twice. As the war got more unpopular, Gallagher was one of the most prominent people to defend the war. When Hurricane Katrina hit, he was criticized for refusing large aid packages from Cuba; he defended his decision, although his popularity dived over this.

Gallagher is now trying to improve his popularity when his support for the Iraq War is lowering his credibility in the eyes of the public. He has tried to rectify this by focusing on other affairs, mainly Russia and China, but the public is not fooled. This stopped him from becoming a presidential candidate in 2004, and his future is still unclear.

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Opposes: same-sex marriage; affirmative action; tighter gun controls; Medicaid and related programs
Supports: more police powers; tighter immigration regulations, except for refugees; War on Terror

Thomas Gallagher, his brother, joined the Marines with him, rose to Major, and is now a CIA analyst in India

William Gallagher, his brother, also joined the Marines with him and is now a journalist for CNN working in Israel

Oscar Gallagher, a cousin on his father's side, is currently Deputy Head of Global Banking at the Bank of America and a former President of the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland

Commander Cameron Gallagher, his paternal grandfather, was briefly ADC to Admiral William Sims, commander of naval forces in Europe in World War I

Ross Gallagher Jr., his great-grandfather, was Minister Resident to the Ottoman Empire

Ross Gallagher Sr., his great-great-grandfather, was a Colonel in the Confederate Army, but later switched to the Union

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Was a Marine, got Commendation Medal. Became trade attaché and then Ambassador to the UK, got some fame for his role in Gulf War. Left diplomacy for the Senate; sponsored a law to put people under surveillance if they are a risk due to mental health (foreshadowing?!). Then left Senate for State Department as Coordinator for Counterterrorism- criticized for ignoring warnings about 9/11. Defended War on Terror (and still does). Became Secretary of State, visited Iraq and Afghanistan, defended the war when it got unpopular. Now his popularity is taking hits due to the War on Terror.
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Meretica
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Postby Meretica » Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:45 am

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NS Nation Name: Meretica
Character Name: Amos “Mose” Hammond
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 39
Character Height: 5’8”
Character Weight: 159 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Political Reporter for The New York Times
Character Country/State of Birth: Arizona
Character State of Residence: Virginia
Character Party Affiliation: Republican– er, I mean, he’s a reporter! He’s nonpartisan, of course!
Faceclaim: John Vause
Main Strengths and Weaknesses:
Stubborn as a Mule: Mose will do whatever it takes to get his story, no matter how many times he has to ask his question. Several politicians have compared him to a petulant child, with some southern members of Congress calling him a mosquito. His bosses, on the other hand, love him.
Liked by the People, Not the Pols: While the aforementioned politicians dislike him, Hammond is generally liked by the people that read his articles. His style of writing is easy for them to comprehend, and his snarky way of writing appeals to them.
Crucified on a Cross of Gold: Mose is a right-wing populist, but not in the sense that you would think. He believes that the views that are accepted by the majority of people should be put into place, but with a conservative system. He acknowledges that his views would not be put into place under this system as few true Goldwaterites remain.
Always After a Good Story: Hammond travels a lot, and while the NYT covers a lot of his expenses, he’s very rarely home and often sleeps on buses and trains while chasing after politicians, leaving him to be a bit grimy at times. He often looks half-dead because of this, but that’s okay– the stories that he chases after are worth it, 100%.
Always the Cynic: Mose is extremely pessimistic, leading him to be a cynic. This does little for the people that know him personally, but the people who read his articles? They gobble it up all the more because the best kind of news is bad news. Just ask Congressman Gunsley!

Biography: Amos Hammond was born on January 19 in 1968 to Marietta Carlson and James Hammond Jr. Mose was born in Goldwater country and raised to support Barry Goldwater 100%. Though he never wanted to be politically involved himself, he did take an interest in journalism from an early age and at 16 worked for The Arizona Republic to sell papers at his parents’ hardware store. In high school, he was an active member of the newspaper staff, though he was not able to write as many opinion pieces as he liked. He did, however, get the chance to write about local, state, national, and international news whenever he could.

Hammond turned 18 in 1986, supporting Ronald Reagan in the primaries and the general as all Goldwaterites did. Hammond, unlike others, was a true Goldwaterite, supporting libertarianism rather than conservatism. He attended UA Tuscan for four years and studied journalism, earning a bachelor’s degree; he also earned an associate’s degree in political science, thereby solidifying his plans to be a political journalist. He worked at The Arizona Republic from 1990 to 1999, when he was invited to work for The New York Times as a political journalist. Hammond did not intend to stay at the Times, but he came to love his work.

In 2000, Hammond moved to Washington, D.C., so that he could more closely cover the presidential race. He had been attracted to Putnam, but now that the Virginia Tech Shooting has happened, he is uncertain of whether or not his libertarian views are the way to go. Currently, he has toyed with the idea of voting for all the candidates based solely on how fun the articles he would get to write would be.

Since 1984, Hammond has voted in every presidential election. He voted for Reagan then, followed by Cush Senior, Perot, Perot, Cush Jr., and Cush Jr. Therefore, he has voted for right-wing candidates solidly since 1984.

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Other: Any Dem Will Do 2024, but the best would be Robert Reich.

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Madrinpoor
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Postby Madrinpoor » Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:47 am

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I promise someone will get to you soon, I gave an approval but we need two admins to do so. Sorry for the wait :(

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I give approval, wait for one more

Actually, can you please remove every single reference to your other characters in the app, nobody else has them and it's a little concerning
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Free Ward Marchers
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Postby Free Ward Marchers » Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:16 am

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NS Nation Name: Free Ward Marchers
Character Name: Julie Margot Littenbaum
Character Gender: Female
Date of Birth (Age): June 15, 1962 (46)
Character Height: 5ft 8in
Character Weight: 150 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job:
-Senator from Washington (2005-)
-Representative from WA-09 (1997-2005)
-Mayor of Tacoma (1994-1997)
-Tacoma City Councillor (1990-1994)
-High School History Teacher (1985-1989)
-High School Teaching Assistant (1983-1985)
-Student at Mills College (1980-1984)

Character Country/State of Birth: Paris, France
Character State of Residence: Washington
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Peggy Flanagan
Main Strengths: Bipartisan, Well Liked, Strong Education Ties
Main Weaknesses: Naive, Idealistic, Opportunistic, Weak on foreign policy, easy to anger
Biography: Julie Margot Patenaude was born in 1962, the fourth child of her French father and American mother. During her whole childhood, she and her family would move back and forth between France and the United States, mostly for her father's work. They settled down for the last time when Julie was fourteen years old, making their permanent residence in Tacoma, Washington. As a student, Julie was attentive, and fancied herself somewhat special for enjoying learning. Politically, her family was devoutly Democratic, at least in the United States, though in her youth Julie toyed with many ideologies which she did not fully grasp (she tells nobody of her three-hour long Fascist phase).

Julie attended Mills College in California for a degree in Education with a minor in History, and given the combination, unsurprisingly became a high school history teacher. She was known among her students for being easygoing and a soft grader, but after a number of years in the position, she found it not to be as great as her previous passions may have suggested. Instead, she resigned from her position and ran for the Tacoma City Council, mostly on a whim. She had never previously held much of a desire to enter politics, but she had done it, essentially just because it was there and she could. Given the partisan demographics of Tacoma, and a weak showing of Democratic challengers for the position, she had the job relatively easily.

In 1992, Julie met her future husband, Perry Littenbaum, and the two married just five months after. To do this, Julie had to convert from Roman Catholicism and join his church, the United Church of Christ. Never particularly devout, she did so enthusiastically, having found a rebirth of religious zeal after converting becoming more dedicated to her faith than ever before. She took her husband's last name, and the couple would go on to have three children, Marie (16), Jeremiah (13), and Roy (11).

In 1993, with the incumbent Mayor not running for re-election, Julie scmoozed among the other members of the City Council as well as the City's Democratic Party and won the nomination essentially unopposed, and then the election, though the Republicans put up more of a fight than was expected. As Mayor, she sought to revitalize the struggling industrial port city, presiding over the opening of the University of Washington Tacoma, establishing modern rail networks, and improving the city waterfront. In 1996, she would make a bid for a House seat, and despite the absolute slaughter nationwide, the district's Democratic leans did not fail her, even if the margins were concerning. Even so, over her four elections to the House, she gained more and more of the vote each time, partially out of increased popularity and partially because less Republicans bothered to vote against the person so likely to win. In the House, she was usually a supporter of the (not-Clinton) administration, supporting its actions in Yugoslavia and those at home (so long as they weren't too third way), but she had a difficult relationship with him during the (not-Lewinsky) scandal. Initially, she strongly criticized both the President's perjury and infidelity, and even called on him to resign, before walking back her statements and saying instead that Clinton had a "lapse of judgement" which did not affect his Presidency or the American people anyway. This move was mostly out of political convenience, once the Democratic anger towards (not-Clinton) turned out to be nonexistent, and eventually she got over her internal feelings towards it, but the moralist in her wouldn't let it fully go. During the Cush administration, she voted first in support of the War in Afghanistan, then against the War in Iraq.

In 2004, Julie initially supported (not-John Edwards) for President, followed by (not-Howard Dean), before finally lending her support to (not-Kerry). Simultaneously, she ran for Senate following the incumbent's resignation for health issues, and defeated Republican (not-George Nethercutt). As a Senator, Julie has established herself as a somewhat quirky Democrat, moving leftwards on the whole but rightwards on issues like gay marriage and national security (perhaps being the only person to become more supportive of the Iraq War over time), but is still no conservative and finds herself at most in the center even on those issues. She is considering the idea of a Presidential run this year
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Jovuistan
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Postby Jovuistan » Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:33 am

Here's a bill that would effectively end the Iraq War. Does it all look right? Any co-sponsors?

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War On Terror and Iraq Reassessment Act

A BILL
To reassess and refocus the United States' war on terror, begin a gradual redeployment of U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq, and provide the U.S. Armed Forces with the resources needed to fight terrorism abroad.

Sponsor: Carole Martel (D-CA)
Senate Sponsors:
House Sponsors:


Total Expense: $55,438,650,000

SECTION 1: SHORT TITLE
    This Act may be cited as the "War On Terror and Iraq Reassessment Act".

SECTION 2: EMERGENCY DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
    In addition to current funds, the following funds shall be appropriated:

    Military Personnel, Army - $8,800,300,000

    Military Personnel, Navy - $1,100,400,000

    Military Personnel, Marine Corps - $1,500,000,000

    Military Personnel, Air Force - $1,200,500,000

    Reserve Personnel, Army - $140,200,000

    Reserve Personnel, Navy - $86,000,000

    Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps - $5,600,000

    Reserve Personnel, Air Force - $11,500,000

    National Guard Personnel, Army - $540,200,000

    National Guard Personnel, Air Force - $44,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Army - $20,300,300,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Navy - $4,600,600,000, of which up to $120,000,00 shall be transferred to Coast Guard.

    Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps - $1,100,600,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air Force - $6,600,800,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide - $2,700,400,000 of which--
    (1) no more than $25,000,000 may be used for the Combatant Commander Initiative fund, to be used in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; and
    (2) no more than $200,000,000, to remain available until expended, may be used for payments to reimburse Pakistan, Jordan, and other key cooperating nations, for logistical, military, and other support provided to United States military operations, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

    Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve - $74,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve - $111,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve - $13,500,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve - $10,100,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard - $83,500,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard - $38,400,000

    Afghanistan Security Forces Fund - $5,900,400,000, to remain available until September 30th, 2008.

    Iraq Security Forces Fund - $3,800,300,000, to remain available until September 30th, 2008.

    Iraq Freedom Fund - $350,600,000, to remain available for transfer until September 30, 2008: Provided that up to $50,000,000 may be obligated and expended for purposes of the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations in Iraq.

    Appropriations provided in this section are available for obligation until September 30, 2007, unless otherwise provided in this section.

    A total of 85% of the funds appropriated in this section for operation and maintenance shall not be available for obligation until the Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional defense committees a report detailing the use of Department of Defense-funded service contracts conducted in the theater of operations in support of United States military and reconstruction activities in Iraq and Afghanistan: Provided that the report shall provide detailed information specifying the number of contracts and contract costs used to provide services in fiscal year 2006, with sub-allocations by major service categories, as well as include estimates of the number of contracts to be executed in fiscal year 2007, and include the number of contractor personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan funded by the Department of Defense, and also provided that the report shall be submitted to the congressional defense committees not later than August 1st, 2007.

SECTION 3: Reassessment of Iraq Operations
    Section 9010 of division A of Public Law 109-289 is amended by striking "2007" in each place it appears and inserting "2008".

    No funds made available by this act or any other act may be obligated or expended by the United States to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq or to exercise United States control over any oil resource of Iraq.

    Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the congressional defense committees that contains individual transition readiness assessments by unit of Iraq and Afghanistan security forces. The Secretary of Defense shall submit updates to the report to the congressional defense committees every 90 days following the first report until October 1st, 2008. The report and updates of the report shall be submitted in classified form.

    Increases the number of heavy and light armored vehicles authorized to be purchased by DOD for force protection purposes in Iraq and Afghanistan from 20 to 287.

    Up to $155,000,000 from funds for the Iraq Security Forces Fund for fiscal year 2007 may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to provide assistance to the Government of Iraq to support the disarmament demobilization, and reintegration of militias and illegal armed groups.

    $750,000 is provided to the Department of Defense to commission an independent, private sector entity, which operates as a 501(c)(3) with recognized credentials and expertise in military affairs, to prepare an independent report assessing the following:

    (1) The readiness of the Iraqi Security Forces to assume responsibility for maintaining the territorial integrity of Iraq, denying international terrorists a safe haven, bringing greater security to Iraq's 18 provinces in the next 12-18 months, and bringing an end to sectarian violence to achieve national reconciliation.

    (2) The training, equipping, command, control, intelligence capabilities, and logistics capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces.

    The designated private sector entity shall provide an unclassified report, with a classified annex, containing its finding to the House and Senate Armed Services, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence committees.

    $60,000,000 shall be provided to non-governmental organizations in Iraq for economic and social development programs and activities in areas of conflict.

    $60,000,000 shall be provided for the United States Agency for International Development, for democracy, human rights, and rule of law programs in Iraq, provided that not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing a comprehensive, long-term strategy, with goals and expected results, for strengthening and advancing democracy in Iraq.

    $5,000,000 shall be provided to operations to rescue Iraqi scholars.

    The Department of State shall provide members of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the country clearances, life support, and logistical and security support necessary to establish a GAO presence in Iraq for periods of not less than 45 days. The GAO shall use this presence to facilitate effective oversight of programs and activities in Iraq.

    The President shall appoint a Coordinator for Iraq Assistance who shall be responsible for developing and implementing an overall strategy for political, economic, and military assistance for Iraq.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless the chief of the military department concerned has certified to the defense and appropriations committees at least 15 days in advance that such unit is fully mission capable.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to initiate, execute, or continue any order that has the effect of extending the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom of any unit of the:

    (1) Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard beyond 365 days.

    (2) Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve beyond 210 days.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to initiate, execute, or continue any order that has the effect of deploying for Operation Iraqi Freedom any unit of the:

    (1) Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard if such unit has been deployed within the previous 365 consecutive days.

    (2) Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve if such unit has been deployed within the previous 210 consecutive days.

    The Secretary of Defense shall formulate and commence a plan to redeploy U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq no later than October 1st, 2007, with the goal of completing such redeployment within 180 days.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this or any other Act are immediately available for obligation and expenditure to plan and execute a safe and orderly redeployment of the U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq.

    After the appropriate redeployment period, the Secretary of Defense is prohibited from deploying or maintaining members of the Armed Forces in Iraq for any purpose other than:

    (1) protecting American diplomatic facilities, American citizens, and other U.S. forces.

    (2) serving in roles consistent with customary diplomatic positions.

    (3) engaging in targeted special actions limited in duration and scope to killing or capturing members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

    (4) training and equipping members of the Iraqi Security Forces.
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The Sarangtus Lands
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Postby The Sarangtus Lands » Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:34 am

Jovuistan wrote:Here's a bill that would effectively end the Iraq War. Does it all look right? Any co-sponsors?

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War On Terror and Iraq Reassessment Act

A BILL
To reassess and refocus the United States' war on terror, begin a gradual redeployment of U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq, and provide the U.S. Armed Forces with the resources needed to fight terrorism abroad.

Sponsor: Carole Martel (D-CA)
Senate Sponsors:
House Sponsors:


Total Expense: $55,438,650,000

SECTION 1: SHORT TITLE
    This Act may be cited as the "War On Terror and Iraq Reassessment Act".

SECTION 2: EMERGENCY DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
    In addition to current funds, the following funds shall be appropriated:

    Military Personnel, Army - $8,800,300,000

    Military Personnel, Navy - $1,100,400,000

    Military Personnel, Marine Corps - $1,500,000,000

    Military Personnel, Air Force - $1,200,500,000

    Reserve Personnel, Army - $140,200,000

    Reserve Personnel, Navy - $86,000,000

    Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps - $5,600,000

    Reserve Personnel, Air Force - $11,500,000

    National Guard Personnel, Army - $540,200,000

    National Guard Personnel, Air Force - $44,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Army - $20,300,300,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Navy - $4,600,600,000, of which up to $120,000,00 shall be transferred to Coast Guard.

    Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps - $1,100,600,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air Force - $6,600,800,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide - $2,700,400,000 of which--
    (1) no more than $25,000,000 may be used for the Combatant Commander Initiative fund, to be used in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; and
    (2) no more than $200,000,000, to remain available until expended, may be used for payments to reimburse Pakistan, Jordan, and other key cooperating nations, for logistical, military, and other support provided to United States military operations, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

    Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve - $74,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve - $111,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve - $13,500,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve - $10,100,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard - $83,500,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard - $38,400,000

    Afghanistan Security Forces Fund - $5,900,400,000, to remain available until September 30th, 2008.

    Iraq Security Forces Fund - $3,800,300,000, to remain available until September 30th, 2008.

    Iraq Freedom Fund - $350,600,000, to remain available for transfer until September 30, 2008: Provided that up to $50,000,000 may be obligated and expended for purposes of the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations in Iraq.

    Appropriations provided in this section are available for obligation until September 30, 2007, unless otherwise provided in this section.

    A total of 85% of the funds appropriated in this section for operation and maintenance shall not be available for obligation until the Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional defense committees a report detailing the use of Department of Defense-funded service contracts conducted in the theater of operations in support of United States military and reconstruction activities in Iraq and Afghanistan: Provided that the report shall provide detailed information specifying the number of contracts and contract costs used to provide services in fiscal year 2006, with sub-allocations by major service categories, as well as include estimates of the number of contracts to be executed in fiscal year 2007, and include the number of contractor personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan funded by the Department of Defense, and also provided that the report shall be submitted to the congressional defense committees not later than August 1st, 2007.

SECTION 3: Reassessment of Iraq Operations
    Section 9010 of division A of Public Law 109-289 is amended by striking "2007" in each place it appears and inserting "2008".

    No funds made available by this act or any other act may be obligated or expended by the United States to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq or to exercise United States control over any oil resource of Iraq.

    Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the congressional defense committees that contains individual transition readiness assessments by unit of Iraq and Afghanistan security forces. The Secretary of Defense shall submit updates to the report to the congressional defense committees every 90 days following the first report until October 1st, 2008. The report and updates of the report shall be submitted in classified form.

    Increases the number of heavy and light armored vehicles authorized to be purchased by DOD for force protection purposes in Iraq and Afghanistan from 20 to 287.

    Up to $155,000,000 from funds for the Iraq Security Forces Fund for fiscal year 2007 may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to provide assistance to the Government of Iraq to support the disarmament demobilization, and reintegration of militias and illegal armed groups.

    $750,000 is provided to the Department of Defense to commission an independent, private sector entity, which operates as a 501(c)(3) with recognized credentials and expertise in military affairs, to prepare an independent report assessing the following:

    (1) The readiness of the Iraqi Security Forces to assume responsibility for maintaining the territorial integrity of Iraq, denying international terrorists a safe haven, bringing greater security to Iraq's 18 provinces in the next 12-18 months, and bringing an end to sectarian violence to achieve national reconciliation.

    (2) The training, equipping, command, control, intelligence capabilities, and logistics capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces.

    The designated private sector entity shall provide an unclassified report, with a classified annex, containing its finding to the House and Senate Armed Services, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence committees.

    $60,000,000 shall be provided to non-governmental organizations in Iraq for economic and social development programs and activities in areas of conflict.

    $60,000,000 shall be provided for the United States Agency for International Development, for democracy, human rights, and rule of law programs in Iraq, provided that not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing a comprehensive, long-term strategy, with goals and expected results, for strengthening and advancing democracy in Iraq.

    $5,000,000 shall be provided to operations to rescue Iraqi scholars.

    The Department of State shall provide members of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the country clearances, life support, and logistical and security support necessary to establish a GAO presence in Iraq for periods of not less than 45 days. The GAO shall use this presence to facilitate effective oversight of programs and activities in Iraq.

    The President shall appoint a Coordinator for Iraq Assistance who shall be responsible for developing and implementing an overall strategy for political, economic, and military assistance for Iraq.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless the chief of the military department concerned has certified to the defense and appropriations committees at least 15 days in advance that such unit is fully mission capable.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to initiate, execute, or continue any order that has the effect of extending the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom of any unit of the:

    (1) Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard beyond 365 days.

    (2) Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve beyond 210 days.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to initiate, execute, or continue any order that has the effect of deploying for Operation Iraqi Freedom any unit of the:

    (1) Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard if such unit has been deployed within the previous 365 consecutive days.

    (2) Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve if such unit has been deployed within the previous 210 consecutive days.

    The Secretary of Defense shall formulate and commence a plan to redeploy U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq no later than October 1st, 2007, with the goal of completing such redeployment within 180 days.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this or any other Act are immediately available for obligation and expenditure to plan and execute a safe and orderly redeployment of the U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq.

    After the appropriate redeployment period, the Secretary of Defense is prohibited from deploying or maintaining members of the Armed Forces in Iraq for any purpose other than:

    (1) protecting American diplomatic facilities, American citizens, and other U.S. forces.

    (2) serving in roles consistent with customary diplomatic positions.

    (3) engaging in targeted special actions limited in duration and scope to killing or capturing members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

    (4) training and equipping members of the Iraqi Security Forces.

Imagine if someone could anti-co-sponsor a bill. That would be Ruskie Helms with this.
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Postby Jovuistan » Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:35 am

The Sarangtus Lands wrote:
Jovuistan wrote:Here's a bill that would effectively end the Iraq War. Does it all look right? Any co-sponsors?

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War On Terror and Iraq Reassessment Act

A BILL
To reassess and refocus the United States' war on terror, begin a gradual redeployment of U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq, and provide the U.S. Armed Forces with the resources needed to fight terrorism abroad.

Sponsor: Carole Martel (D-CA)
Senate Sponsors:
House Sponsors:


Total Expense: $55,438,650,000

SECTION 1: SHORT TITLE
    This Act may be cited as the "War On Terror and Iraq Reassessment Act".

SECTION 2: EMERGENCY DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
    In addition to current funds, the following funds shall be appropriated:

    Military Personnel, Army - $8,800,300,000

    Military Personnel, Navy - $1,100,400,000

    Military Personnel, Marine Corps - $1,500,000,000

    Military Personnel, Air Force - $1,200,500,000

    Reserve Personnel, Army - $140,200,000

    Reserve Personnel, Navy - $86,000,000

    Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps - $5,600,000

    Reserve Personnel, Air Force - $11,500,000

    National Guard Personnel, Army - $540,200,000

    National Guard Personnel, Air Force - $44,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Army - $20,300,300,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Navy - $4,600,600,000, of which up to $120,000,00 shall be transferred to Coast Guard.

    Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps - $1,100,600,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air Force - $6,600,800,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide - $2,700,400,000 of which--
    (1) no more than $25,000,000 may be used for the Combatant Commander Initiative fund, to be used in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; and
    (2) no more than $200,000,000, to remain available until expended, may be used for payments to reimburse Pakistan, Jordan, and other key cooperating nations, for logistical, military, and other support provided to United States military operations, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

    Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve - $74,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve - $111,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve - $13,500,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve - $10,100,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard - $83,500,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard - $38,400,000

    Afghanistan Security Forces Fund - $5,900,400,000, to remain available until September 30th, 2008.

    Iraq Security Forces Fund - $3,800,300,000, to remain available until September 30th, 2008.

    Iraq Freedom Fund - $350,600,000, to remain available for transfer until September 30, 2008: Provided that up to $50,000,000 may be obligated and expended for purposes of the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations in Iraq.

    Appropriations provided in this section are available for obligation until September 30, 2007, unless otherwise provided in this section.

    A total of 85% of the funds appropriated in this section for operation and maintenance shall not be available for obligation until the Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional defense committees a report detailing the use of Department of Defense-funded service contracts conducted in the theater of operations in support of United States military and reconstruction activities in Iraq and Afghanistan: Provided that the report shall provide detailed information specifying the number of contracts and contract costs used to provide services in fiscal year 2006, with sub-allocations by major service categories, as well as include estimates of the number of contracts to be executed in fiscal year 2007, and include the number of contractor personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan funded by the Department of Defense, and also provided that the report shall be submitted to the congressional defense committees not later than August 1st, 2007.

SECTION 3: Reassessment of Iraq Operations
    Section 9010 of division A of Public Law 109-289 is amended by striking "2007" in each place it appears and inserting "2008".

    No funds made available by this act or any other act may be obligated or expended by the United States to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq or to exercise United States control over any oil resource of Iraq.

    Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the congressional defense committees that contains individual transition readiness assessments by unit of Iraq and Afghanistan security forces. The Secretary of Defense shall submit updates to the report to the congressional defense committees every 90 days following the first report until October 1st, 2008. The report and updates of the report shall be submitted in classified form.

    Increases the number of heavy and light armored vehicles authorized to be purchased by DOD for force protection purposes in Iraq and Afghanistan from 20 to 287.

    Up to $155,000,000 from funds for the Iraq Security Forces Fund for fiscal year 2007 may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to provide assistance to the Government of Iraq to support the disarmament demobilization, and reintegration of militias and illegal armed groups.

    $750,000 is provided to the Department of Defense to commission an independent, private sector entity, which operates as a 501(c)(3) with recognized credentials and expertise in military affairs, to prepare an independent report assessing the following:

    (1) The readiness of the Iraqi Security Forces to assume responsibility for maintaining the territorial integrity of Iraq, denying international terrorists a safe haven, bringing greater security to Iraq's 18 provinces in the next 12-18 months, and bringing an end to sectarian violence to achieve national reconciliation.

    (2) The training, equipping, command, control, intelligence capabilities, and logistics capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces.

    The designated private sector entity shall provide an unclassified report, with a classified annex, containing its finding to the House and Senate Armed Services, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence committees.

    $60,000,000 shall be provided to non-governmental organizations in Iraq for economic and social development programs and activities in areas of conflict.

    $60,000,000 shall be provided for the United States Agency for International Development, for democracy, human rights, and rule of law programs in Iraq, provided that not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing a comprehensive, long-term strategy, with goals and expected results, for strengthening and advancing democracy in Iraq.

    $5,000,000 shall be provided to operations to rescue Iraqi scholars.

    The Department of State shall provide members of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the country clearances, life support, and logistical and security support necessary to establish a GAO presence in Iraq for periods of not less than 45 days. The GAO shall use this presence to facilitate effective oversight of programs and activities in Iraq.

    The President shall appoint a Coordinator for Iraq Assistance who shall be responsible for developing and implementing an overall strategy for political, economic, and military assistance for Iraq.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless the chief of the military department concerned has certified to the defense and appropriations committees at least 15 days in advance that such unit is fully mission capable.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to initiate, execute, or continue any order that has the effect of extending the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom of any unit of the:

    (1) Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard beyond 365 days.

    (2) Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve beyond 210 days.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to initiate, execute, or continue any order that has the effect of deploying for Operation Iraqi Freedom any unit of the:

    (1) Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard if such unit has been deployed within the previous 365 consecutive days.

    (2) Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve if such unit has been deployed within the previous 210 consecutive days.

    The Secretary of Defense shall formulate and commence a plan to redeploy U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq no later than October 1st, 2007, with the goal of completing such redeployment within 180 days.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this or any other Act are immediately available for obligation and expenditure to plan and execute a safe and orderly redeployment of the U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq.

    After the appropriate redeployment period, the Secretary of Defense is prohibited from deploying or maintaining members of the Armed Forces in Iraq for any purpose other than:

    (1) protecting American diplomatic facilities, American citizens, and other U.S. forces.

    (2) serving in roles consistent with customary diplomatic positions.

    (3) engaging in targeted special actions limited in duration and scope to killing or capturing members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

    (4) training and equipping members of the Iraqi Security Forces.

Imagine if someone could anti-co-sponsor a bill. That would be Ruskie Helms with this.

Ruskie Helms will be shot again.
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Postby The Sarangtus Lands » Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:41 am

Jovuistan wrote:
The Sarangtus Lands wrote:Imagine if someone could anti-co-sponsor a bill. That would be Ruskie Helms with this.

Ruskie Helms will be shot again.

If Carole Martel actually shoots him she will be given the Congressional Medal of Honor. Twice. Three times if she kills him.
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NS Nation Name: Free Ward Marchers
Character Name: Julie Margot Littenbaum
Character Gender: Female
Date of Birth (Age): June 15, 1962 (46)
Character Height: 5ft 8in
Character Weight: 150 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job:
-Senator from Washington (2005-)
-Representative from WA-09 (1997-2005)
-Mayor of Tacoma (1994-1997)
-Tacoma City Councillor (1990-1994)
-High School History Teacher (1985-1989)
-High School Teaching Assistant (1983-1985)
-Student at Mills College (1980-1984)

Character Country/State of Birth: Paris, France
Character State of Residence: Washington
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Peggy Flanagan
Main Strengths: Bipartisan, Well Liked, Strong Education Ties
Main Weaknesses: Naive, Idealistic, Opportunistic
Biography: Julie Margot Patenaude was born in 1962, the fourth child of her French father and American mother. During her whole childhood, she and her family would move back and forth between France and the United States, mostly for her father's work. They settled down for the last time when Julie was fourteen years old, making their permanent residence in Tacoma, Washington. As a student, Julie was attentive, and fancied herself somewhat special for enjoying learning. Politically, her family was devoutly Democratic, at least in the United States, though in her youth Julie toyed with many ideologies which she did not fully grasp (she tells nobody of her three-hour long Fascist phase).

Julie attended Mills College in California for a degree in Education with a minor in History, and given the combination, unsurprisingly became a high school history teacher. She was known among her students for being easygoing and a soft grader, but after a number of years in the position, she found it not to be as great as her previous passions may have suggested. Instead, she resigned from her position and ran for the Tacoma City Council, mostly on a whim. She had never previously held much of a desire to enter politics, but she had done it, essentially just because it was there and she could. Given the partisan demographics of Tacoma, and a weak showing of Democratic challengers for the position, she had the job relatively easily.

In 1992, Julie met her future husband, Perry Littenbaum, and the two married just five months after. To do this, Julie had to convert from Roman Catholicism and join his church, the United Church of Christ. Never particularly devout, she did so enthusiastically, having found a rebirth of religious zeal after converting becoming more dedicated to her faith than ever before. She took her husband's last name, and the couple would go on to have three children, Marie (16), Jeremiah (13), and Roy (11).

In 1993, with the incumbent Mayor not running for re-election, Julie scmoozed among the other members of the City Council as well as the City's Democratic Party and won the nomination essentially unopposed, and then the election, though the Republicans put up more of a fight than was expected. As Mayor, she sought to revitalize the struggling industrial port city, presiding over the opening of the University of Washington Tacoma, establishing modern rail networks, and improving the city waterfront. In 1996, she would make a bid for a House seat, and despite the absolute slaughter nationwide, the district's Democratic leans did not fail her, even if the margins were concerning. Even so, over her four elections to the House, she gained more and more of the vote each time, partially out of increased popularity and partially because less Republicans bothered to vote against the person so likely to win. In the House, she was usually a supporter of the (not-Clinton) administration, supporting its actions in Yugoslavia and those at home (so long as they weren't too third way), but she had a difficult relationship with him during the (not-Lewinsky) scandal. Initially, she strongly criticized both the President's perjury and infidelity, and even called on him to resign, before walking back her statements and saying instead that Clinton had a "lapse of judgement" which did not affect his Presidency or the American people anyway. This move was mostly out of political convenience, once the Democratic anger towards (not-Clinton) turned out to be nonexistent, and eventually she got over her internal feelings towards it, but the moralist in her wouldn't let it fully go. During the Cush administration, she voted first in support of the War in Afghanistan, then against the War in Iraq.

In 2004, Julie initially supported (not-John Edwards) for President, followed by (not-Howard Dean), before finally lending her support to (not-Kerry). Simultaneously, she ran for Senate following the incumbent's resignation for health issues, and defeated Republican (not-George Nethercutt). As a Senator, Marianne has established herself as a somewhat quirky Democrat, moving leftwards on the whole but rightwards on issues like gay marriage and national security (perhaps being the only person to become more supportive of the Iraq War over time), but is still no conservative and finds herself at most in the center even on those issues. She is considering the idea of a Presidential run this year
Other Info:

I have read and accepted the rules of the roleplay: Free Ward Marchers

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Can I have a couple more weaknesses? She's a little lacking on that front. Other than that, I think it looks great
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Postby Meretica » Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:20 pm

Jovuistan wrote:Here's a bill that would effectively end the Iraq War. Does it all look right? Any co-sponsors?

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War On Terror and Iraq Reassessment Act

A BILL
To reassess and refocus the United States' war on terror, begin a gradual redeployment of U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq, and provide the U.S. Armed Forces with the resources needed to fight terrorism abroad.

Sponsor: Carole Martel (D-CA)
Senate Sponsors:
House Sponsors:


Total Expense: $55,438,650,000

SECTION 1: SHORT TITLE
    This Act may be cited as the "War On Terror and Iraq Reassessment Act".

SECTION 2: EMERGENCY DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
    In addition to current funds, the following funds shall be appropriated:

    Military Personnel, Army - $8,800,300,000

    Military Personnel, Navy - $1,100,400,000

    Military Personnel, Marine Corps - $1,500,000,000

    Military Personnel, Air Force - $1,200,500,000

    Reserve Personnel, Army - $140,200,000

    Reserve Personnel, Navy - $86,000,000

    Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps - $5,600,000

    Reserve Personnel, Air Force - $11,500,000

    National Guard Personnel, Army - $540,200,000

    National Guard Personnel, Air Force - $44,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Army - $20,300,300,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Navy - $4,600,600,000, of which up to $120,000,00 shall be transferred to Coast Guard.

    Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps - $1,100,600,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air Force - $6,600,800,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide - $2,700,400,000 of which--
    (1) no more than $25,000,000 may be used for the Combatant Commander Initiative fund, to be used in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; and
    (2) no more than $200,000,000, to remain available until expended, may be used for payments to reimburse Pakistan, Jordan, and other key cooperating nations, for logistical, military, and other support provided to United States military operations, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

    Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve - $74,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve - $111,000,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve - $13,500,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve - $10,100,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard - $83,500,000

    Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard - $38,400,000

    Afghanistan Security Forces Fund - $5,900,400,000, to remain available until September 30th, 2008.

    Iraq Security Forces Fund - $3,800,300,000, to remain available until September 30th, 2008.

    Iraq Freedom Fund - $350,600,000, to remain available for transfer until September 30, 2008: Provided that up to $50,000,000 may be obligated and expended for purposes of the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations in Iraq.

    Appropriations provided in this section are available for obligation until September 30, 2007, unless otherwise provided in this section.

    A total of 85% of the funds appropriated in this section for operation and maintenance shall not be available for obligation until the Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional defense committees a report detailing the use of Department of Defense-funded service contracts conducted in the theater of operations in support of United States military and reconstruction activities in Iraq and Afghanistan: Provided that the report shall provide detailed information specifying the number of contracts and contract costs used to provide services in fiscal year 2006, with sub-allocations by major service categories, as well as include estimates of the number of contracts to be executed in fiscal year 2007, and include the number of contractor personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan funded by the Department of Defense, and also provided that the report shall be submitted to the congressional defense committees not later than August 1st, 2007.

SECTION 3: Reassessment of Iraq Operations
    Section 9010 of division A of Public Law 109-289 is amended by striking "2007" in each place it appears and inserting "2008".

    No funds made available by this act or any other act may be obligated or expended by the United States to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq or to exercise United States control over any oil resource of Iraq.

    Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the congressional defense committees that contains individual transition readiness assessments by unit of Iraq and Afghanistan security forces. The Secretary of Defense shall submit updates to the report to the congressional defense committees every 90 days following the first report until October 1st, 2008. The report and updates of the report shall be submitted in classified form.

    Increases the number of heavy and light armored vehicles authorized to be purchased by DOD for force protection purposes in Iraq and Afghanistan from 20 to 287.

    Up to $155,000,000 from funds for the Iraq Security Forces Fund for fiscal year 2007 may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to provide assistance to the Government of Iraq to support the disarmament demobilization, and reintegration of militias and illegal armed groups.

    $750,000 is provided to the Department of Defense to commission an independent, private sector entity, which operates as a 501(c)(3) with recognized credentials and expertise in military affairs, to prepare an independent report assessing the following:

    (1) The readiness of the Iraqi Security Forces to assume responsibility for maintaining the territorial integrity of Iraq, denying international terrorists a safe haven, bringing greater security to Iraq's 18 provinces in the next 12-18 months, and bringing an end to sectarian violence to achieve national reconciliation.

    (2) The training, equipping, command, control, intelligence capabilities, and logistics capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces.

    The designated private sector entity shall provide an unclassified report, with a classified annex, containing its finding to the House and Senate Armed Services, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence committees.

    $60,000,000 shall be provided to non-governmental organizations in Iraq for economic and social development programs and activities in areas of conflict.

    $60,000,000 shall be provided for the United States Agency for International Development, for democracy, human rights, and rule of law programs in Iraq, provided that not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing a comprehensive, long-term strategy, with goals and expected results, for strengthening and advancing democracy in Iraq.

    $5,000,000 shall be provided to operations to rescue Iraqi scholars.

    The Department of State shall provide members of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the country clearances, life support, and logistical and security support necessary to establish a GAO presence in Iraq for periods of not less than 45 days. The GAO shall use this presence to facilitate effective oversight of programs and activities in Iraq.

    The President shall appoint a Coordinator for Iraq Assistance who shall be responsible for developing and implementing an overall strategy for political, economic, and military assistance for Iraq.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless the chief of the military department concerned has certified to the defense and appropriations committees at least 15 days in advance that such unit is fully mission capable.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to initiate, execute, or continue any order that has the effect of extending the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom of any unit of the:

    (1) Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard beyond 365 days.

    (2) Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve beyond 210 days.

    None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used to initiate, execute, or continue any order that has the effect of deploying for Operation Iraqi Freedom any unit of the:

    (1) Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard if such unit has been deployed within the previous 365 consecutive days.

    (2) Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve if such unit has been deployed within the previous 210 consecutive days.

    The Secretary of Defense shall formulate and commence a plan to redeploy U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq no later than October 1st, 2007, with the goal of completing such redeployment within 180 days.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this or any other Act are immediately available for obligation and expenditure to plan and execute a safe and orderly redeployment of the U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq.

    After the appropriate redeployment period, the Secretary of Defense is prohibited from deploying or maintaining members of the Armed Forces in Iraq for any purpose other than:

    (1) protecting American diplomatic facilities, American citizens, and other U.S. forces.

    (2) serving in roles consistent with customary diplomatic positions.

    (3) engaging in targeted special actions limited in duration and scope to killing or capturing members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

    (4) training and equipping members of the Iraqi Security Forces.

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Postby Free Ward Marchers » Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:23 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Free Ward Marchers wrote:snip

Can I have a couple more weaknesses? She's a little lacking on that front. Other than that, I think it looks great


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Senator Julie Littenbaum (D-WA)
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Postby Free Ward Marchers » Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:28 pm

How far have the primaries progressed? Who’s running and what are their policies? And when my character is accepted is it too late to run for president?
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Postby Jovuistan » Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:30 pm

Free Ward Marchers wrote:How far have the primaries progressed? Who’s running and what are their policies? And when my character is accepted is it too late to run for president?

We're in April-May 2007 atm so primaries are still very early on. It's not too late to run for President if that's what you wanna do.
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Postby Reorganized Portugal » Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:34 pm

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NS Nation Name: Reorganized Portugal
Character Name: Dan P. Kaheo'ole
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 73
Character Height: 5'8"
Character Weight: 149 lb
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator from Hawaii (1990-present), Representative of Hawaii's 2nd District (1975-1990)
Character Country/State of Birth: Hawaii
Character State of Residence: Hawaii
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Daniel Akaka (also Senator from Hawaii during this time IRL)
Main Strengths: Strong local ties, good at compromising with Republicans, war hero, seen as experienced and wise.
Main Weaknesses: His advanced age has led to increasing health problems, and an increasing amount of voters in Hawaii are getting tired of his face, and want someone young and fresh in his place. He can also be quite stubborn when it comes to personal matters.
Biography:

Daniel Paha'aina Kaheo'ole was born on November 9, 1934, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to parents George and Mary. He was descended from the ancient Qing Dynasty through his mother, while his father was of Native Hawaiian ancestry. He had one older brother, Brian, who would later enter work as a teacher at the University of Hawaii. During his schooling, Daniel was among the more popular kids, and graduated with high honors in 1952. In 1956, Daniel married his first wife, Alice, however tragedy struck as during their honeymoon a car crash killed Alice and his brother Brian, and left Daniel severely injured. Although he recovered, he became depressed for a long period of time. He later met his second wife, Betty, in 1960, and they married in 1962.

Daniel worked as a middle school teacher from 1955 to 1965, when he became vice principal. He later became head principal in 1967. Daniel was considered a strict teacher and principal by many of his students, but his colleagues described him as a nice and affectionate person. In 1970, Daniel was drafted into the Vietnam War, where he served for one year. Daniel was wounded twice in separate battles and would later be awarded two purple hearts. The experience led to him learning of the horrors of war and is why is mostly against foreign wars.

Following his war experience, Daniel decided to enter politics. Running off of his war record and local business as a school principal, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1974, representing Hawaii's 2nd District. He would be reelected 8 times, serving until 1990.

In 1990, the sudden death of Senator Yamashita led to the Governor of Hawaii to appoint Daniel to fill his seat. That same year, he was elected to finish the 4 years of Yamashita's term that were left. In 1994, he was reelected with almost 80% of the vote, and with similar margins in 2000. In the recent 2006 election, Daniel was expected to win by similar margins as in 2000, due to his popularity and Hawaii's strong Democratic status. However, when the final results came in, Daniel won with only 56% of the vote against his Republican challenger.

During his tenure in the Senate, he served as Chair of the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Following 9/11, Akaka voted for the War in Afghanistan, but strongly opposed the Iraq War. In the 2004 election, he initially supported (not-Howard Dean), then (not-John Kerry). He is a strong supporter of women's right to choose, and secretly in favor of gay marriage, however as this is a bold stance to take in this day and age he only supports civil unions publicly.

There is considerable debate on whether Daniel will run for reelection in 2012, due to his advanced age. Some even questioned if he would run for President, however Daniel confirmed he was not interested in the Presidency in January 2007.

Other Info: Practicing Methodist Christian

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NS Nation Name: Free Ward Marchers
Character Name: Julie Margot Littenbaum
Character Gender: Female
Date of Birth (Age): June 15, 1962 (46)
Character Height: 5ft 8in
Character Weight: 150 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job:
-Senator from Washington (2005-)
-Representative from WA-09 (1997-2005)
-Mayor of Tacoma (1994-1997)
-Tacoma City Councillor (1990-1994)
-High School History Teacher (1985-1989)
-High School Teaching Assistant (1983-1985)
-Student at Mills College (1980-1984)

Character Country/State of Birth: Paris, France
Character State of Residence: Washington
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Peggy Flanagan
Main Strengths: Bipartisan, Well Liked, Strong Education Ties
Main Weaknesses: Naive, Idealistic, Opportunistic, Weak on foreign policy, easy to anger
Biography: Julie Margot Patenaude was born in 1962, the fourth child of her French father and American mother. During her whole childhood, she and her family would move back and forth between France and the United States, mostly for her father's work. They settled down for the last time when Julie was fourteen years old, making their permanent residence in Tacoma, Washington. As a student, Julie was attentive, and fancied herself somewhat special for enjoying learning. Politically, her family was devoutly Democratic, at least in the United States, though in her youth Julie toyed with many ideologies which she did not fully grasp (she tells nobody of her three-hour long Fascist phase).

Julie attended Mills College in California for a degree in Education with a minor in History, and given the combination, unsurprisingly became a high school history teacher. She was known among her students for being easygoing and a soft grader, but after a number of years in the position, she found it not to be as great as her previous passions may have suggested. Instead, she resigned from her position and ran for the Tacoma City Council, mostly on a whim. She had never previously held much of a desire to enter politics, but she had done it, essentially just because it was there and she could. Given the partisan demographics of Tacoma, and a weak showing of Democratic challengers for the position, she had the job relatively easily.

In 1992, Julie met her future husband, Perry Littenbaum, and the two married just five months after. To do this, Julie had to convert from Roman Catholicism and join his church, the United Church of Christ. Never particularly devout, she did so enthusiastically, having found a rebirth of religious zeal after converting becoming more dedicated to her faith than ever before. She took her husband's last name, and the couple would go on to have three children, Marie (16), Jeremiah (13), and Roy (11).

In 1993, with the incumbent Mayor not running for re-election, Julie scmoozed among the other members of the City Council as well as the City's Democratic Party and won the nomination essentially unopposed, and then the election, though the Republicans put up more of a fight than was expected. As Mayor, she sought to revitalize the struggling industrial port city, presiding over the opening of the University of Washington Tacoma, establishing modern rail networks, and improving the city waterfront. In 1996, she would make a bid for a House seat, and despite the absolute slaughter nationwide, the district's Democratic leans did not fail her, even if the margins were concerning. Even so, over her four elections to the House, she gained more and more of the vote each time, partially out of increased popularity and partially because less Republicans bothered to vote against the person so likely to win. In the House, she was usually a supporter of the (not-Clinton) administration, supporting its actions in Yugoslavia and those at home (so long as they weren't too third way), but she had a difficult relationship with him during the (not-Lewinsky) scandal. Initially, she strongly criticized both the President's perjury and infidelity, and even called on him to resign, before walking back her statements and saying instead that Clinton had a "lapse of judgement" which did not affect his Presidency or the American people anyway. This move was mostly out of political convenience, once the Democratic anger towards (not-Clinton) turned out to be nonexistent, and eventually she got over her internal feelings towards it, but the moralist in her wouldn't let it fully go. During the Cush administration, she voted first in support of the War in Afghanistan, then against the War in Iraq.

In 2004, Julie initially supported (not-John Edwards) for President, followed by (not-Howard Dean), before finally lending her support to (not-Kerry). Simultaneously, she ran for Senate following the incumbent's resignation for health issues, and defeated Republican (not-George Nethercutt). As a Senator, Julie has established herself as a somewhat quirky Democrat, moving leftwards on the whole but rightwards on issues like gay marriage and national security (perhaps being the only person to become more supportive of the Iraq War over time), but is still no conservative and finds herself at most in the center even on those issues. She is considering the idea of a Presidential run this year
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NS Nation Name: Hanovereich
Character Name: Henry P. Gallagher
Character Gender: M
Character Age: 53
Character Height: 170cm
Character Weight: 75kg
Character Position/Role/Job: Secretary of State (2004-) | Coordinator for Counterterrorism (2000-2004) | Senator for Kentucky (1996-2000) | US Ambassador to the UK (1990-1994) | Trade Attaché to the UK (1988-1990) | First Lieutenant, 2nd Marine Division (1975-1985)
Character Country/State of Birth: Kentucky
Character State of Residence: Kentucky
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim:
Main Strengths: Very charismatic, strong fundraising/voter base, regarded as an expert on foreign affairs
Main Weaknesses: Little experience on domestic affairs, seen as out of touch with the public with the Iraq War
Biography: Henry Patrick Gallagher was born on 11 January 1954, in Louisville, to James Gallagher, the director of the Kentucky Derby, and Emily Gallagher, a teacher of physics at the University of Kentucky. His father had been exempt from the draft on medical grounds, but Henry was fascinated by military history and, in particular, the Marines. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce. After that, he joined the Marines as an officer, and was first stationed at Camp Lejeune in recon and surveillance training. In 1983, he was sent to Lebanon as part of their peacekeeping force, where he gained the Commendation Medal and a promotion for defending his platoon whilst under fire in a local store in Beirut.

After leaving the Marines, he joined the Diplomatic Service and became trade attaché to Kuwait. He then became ambassador to Kuwait in 1990, where he was the primary point of communication between the Kuwaiti and US governments in the Gulf War, often visiting war-torn cities himself. He also stirred some controversy when it was revealed that he had taken part in combat himself, with his old unit, the 2nd Marines. He then left the Service in 1994, with a solid record and some fame in the newspapers for his role in the Gulf War. He gained the Republican nomination for the Senate in Kentucky, and won with 68% of the vote.

As Senator, he unsuccessfully tried to loosen gun control laws in his first bill, in the belief that gun control laws weren't the problem; police powers (or, rather, the lack thereof) were. However, after the Heath High School shooting in Kentucky, he increased police powers to let police put people under surveillance if they deem the person "a risk to others due to their mental health" (foreshadowing?!). He has consistently argued for more police powers over tighter gun controls.

He also co-sponsored a bill strengthening the military, and amending the Posse Comitatus Act to allow 'the deployment of forces of the United States Armed Forces as a posse comitatus in the case of an imminent threat or danger to the national security of the United States [...] whether or not there is an imminent threat or danger to the national security of the United States will be decided by the President of the United States, and other persons as the President may direct'. In short, the military could be used in the US if the President deemed it necessary. The bill was controversial as it went against the well-established principles that the military was not the police.

Despite getting his name in the news frequently for these bills, Gallagher did not try to sponsor any social or economic bills, instead focusing on foreign policy.

After leaving the Senate in 2000, Gallagher supported Cush in the primaries and the election, and became Coordinator for Counterterrorism. His first big task came on 9/11, and he was criticized for ignoring briefs about a possible attack months before 9/11. After this, Gallagher decided to try to be seen as more tough on terrorism. He was one of the first on the scene at the World Trade Centre, then rushed back to the Pentagon for a briefing, arriving just minutes after American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into it.

He was one of the strongest advocates for the invasion of Afghanistan, and began to combat further terrorism in the US. However, many officials privately disliked Gallagher, for trying to control the national security policy; his public image, however, improved along with many others' in the Cush administration. He was the first to propose an Iraq War, in mid-2002, and his proposals were accepted and implemented on 20 March 2003. After this, he was nominated for Secretary of State a few months before the 2004 election, and was confirmed. Some have speculated that he was only appointed to make Cush seem tougher; Gallagher was one of the people who staunchly defended the War on Terror.

Gallagher became Secretary of State at a time when the Iraq War was slowing down, the resistance to the coalition was getting more intense and bigger, and the ambush of a convoy carrying food caterers and PMCs. He had to convince countries to continue deploying forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gallagher visited Iraq twice during 2004, and announced an expansion of the Bureau of Counterterrorism, his old bureau, and established the Office for the War on Terror, where the State Department's role in the War on Terror would be centralised in one office.

Gallagher visited Iraq 4 times between 2005 and 2007, and Afghanistan twice. As the war got more unpopular, Gallagher was one of the most prominent people to defend the war. When Hurricane Katrina hit, he was criticized for refusing large aid packages from Cuba; he defended his decision, although his popularity dived over this.

Gallagher is now trying to improve his popularity when his support for the Iraq War is lowering his credibility in the eyes of the public. He has tried to rectify this by focusing on other affairs, mainly Russia and China, but the public is not fooled. This stopped him from becoming a presidential candidate in 2004, and his future is still unclear.

Other Info:
Opposes: same-sex marriage; affirmative action; tighter gun controls; Medicaid and related programs
Supports: more police powers; tighter immigration regulations, except for refugees; War on Terror

Thomas Gallagher, his brother, joined the Marines with him, rose to Major, and is now a CIA analyst in India

William Gallagher, his brother, also joined the Marines with him and is now a journalist for CNN working in Israel

Oscar Gallagher, a cousin on his father's side, is currently Deputy Head of Global Banking at the Bank of America and a former President of the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland

Commander Cameron Gallagher, his paternal grandfather, was briefly ADC to Admiral William Sims, commander of naval forces in Europe in World War I

Ross Gallagher Jr., his great-grandfather, was Minister Resident to the Ottoman Empire

Ross Gallagher Sr., his great-great-grandfather, was a Colonel in the Confederate Army, but later switched to the Union

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Was a Marine, got Commendation Medal. Became trade attaché and then Ambassador to the UK, got some fame for his role in Gulf War. Left diplomacy for the Senate; sponsored a law to put people under surveillance if they are a risk due to mental health (foreshadowing?!). Then left Senate for State Department as Coordinator for Counterterrorism- criticized for ignoring warnings about 9/11. Defended War on Terror (and still does). Became Secretary of State, visited Iraq and Afghanistan, defended the war when it got unpopular. Now his popularity is taking hits due to the War on Terror.

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Postby Mareadmonte » Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:53 pm

Woolworth dropped the "E. Lee" from his name before entering politics, btw

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Postby Jovuistan » Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:53 pm

What
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Postby Meretica » Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:54 pm

Mareadmonte wrote:Woolworth dropped the "E. Lee" from his name before entering politics, btw

Not hard to look up, tho
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Postby Madrinpoor » Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:57 pm

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NS Nation Name: Reorganized Portugal
Character Name: Dan P. Kaheo'ole
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 73
Character Height: 5'8"
Character Weight: 149 lb
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator from Hawaii (1990-present), Representative of Hawaii's 2nd District (1975-1990)
Character Country/State of Birth: Hawaii
Character State of Residence: Hawaii
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Daniel Akaka (also Senator from Hawaii during this time IRL)
Main Strengths: Strong local ties, good at compromising with Republicans, war hero, seen as experienced and wise.
Main Weaknesses: His advanced age has led to increasing health problems, and an increasing amount of voters in Hawaii are getting tired of his face, and want someone young and fresh in his place. He can also be quite stubborn when it comes to personal matters.
Biography:

Daniel Paha'aina Kaheo'ole was born on November 9, 1934, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to parents George and Mary. He was descended from the ancient Qing Dynasty through his mother, while his father was of Native Hawaiian ancestry. He had one older brother, Brian, who would later enter work as a teacher at the University of Hawaii. During his schooling, Daniel was among the more popular kids, and graduated with high honors in 1952. In 1956, Daniel married his first wife, Alice, however tragedy struck as during their honeymoon a car crash killed Alice and his brother Brian, and left Daniel severely injured. Although he recovered, he became depressed for a long period of time. He later met his second wife, Betty, in 1960, and they married in 1962.

Daniel worked as a middle school teacher from 1955 to 1965, when he became vice principal. He later became head principal in 1967. Daniel was considered a strict teacher and principal by many of his students, but his colleagues described him as a nice and affectionate person. In 1970, Daniel was drafted into the Vietnam War, where he served for one year. Daniel was wounded twice in separate battles and would later be awarded two purple hearts. The experience led to him learning of the horrors of war and is why is mostly against foreign wars.

Following his war experience, Daniel decided to enter politics. Running off of his war record and local business as a school principal, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1974, representing Hawaii's 2nd District. He would be reelected 8 times, serving until 1990.

In 1990, the sudden death of Senator Yamashita led to the Governor of Hawaii to appoint Daniel to fill his seat. That same year, he was elected to finish the 4 years of Yamashita's term that were left. In 1994, he was reelected with almost 80% of the vote, and with similar margins in 2000. In the recent 2006 election, Daniel was expected to win by similar margins as in 2000, due to his popularity and Hawaii's strong Democratic status. However, when the final results came in, Daniel won with only 56% of the vote against his Republican challenger.

During his tenure in the Senate, he served as Chair of the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Following 9/11, Akaka voted for the War in Afghanistan, but strongly opposed the Iraq War. In the 2004 election, he initially supported (not-Howard Dean), then (not-John Kerry). He is a strong supporter of women's right to choose, and secretly in favor of gay marriage, however as this is a bold stance to take in this day and age he only supports civil unions publicly.

There is considerable debate on whether Daniel will run for reelection in 2012, due to his advanced age. Some even questioned if he would run for President, however Daniel confirmed he was not interested in the Presidency in January 2007.

Other Info: Practicing Methodist Christian

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Hey, welcome to TLG! The app looks pretty good, there are just a few notes I have.

1. The draft age does not extend to 36-year-olds, so he'd be too old to be drafted into Vietnam. I believe the oldest you can be to enlist is 37. You could age him down, or you could age him up one or two years and he could be drafted into the Korean war from 1950-1953.
2. There is a rule about not using face claims from the same state as your characters, unfortunately, but there are plenty of AAPI politicians, and even some non-US politicians could work.
3. If you do still want him to be a veteran, could you expand a little more on his military service?
4. And finally, there is a precedent against allowing players new to the RP to be senators right away. If you would like, you could provide a few examples of your roleplaying background (preferably in P2TM), or you could just have this person start out as a representative in the House and create a Senator later.
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Postby Mareadmonte » Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:59 pm

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Mareadmonte wrote:Woolworth dropped the "E. Lee" from his name before entering politics, btw

Not hard to look up, tho


True, but why would the Speaker use it referring to him formally?

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Postby Meretica » Mon Apr 18, 2022 2:09 pm

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True, but why would the Speaker use it referring to him formally?

It places him closer with the idea that he's racist.
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This is a disaster
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NS Nation Name: Dentali
Character Name: Elliot James Cragie
Character Gender: M
Character Age: Born April 1947 (Age 60)
Character Height: 5’10”
Character Weight: 210 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Congressman Georgia 2nd since 1996, Democratic Caucus Chairman
Character Country/State of Birth: Georgia
Character State of Residence: Georgia
Character Party Affiliation: D
Faceclaim: Rob Portman
Main Strengths: Blue Collar Background, intimate knowledge of Congress, reliable reputation, Culturally conservative, strong ties to the African American community
Main Weaknesses: Lacks ideological pinning, lacks money, increasingly red state, Culturally conservative
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

Elliot James Cragie was born in 1947 in a small West Georgian town in the postwar baby boom. His father, a WW2 veteran, now worked at US Steel, while his mother was a homemaker and town seamstress. He was the second oldest of 5 children and spent his youth alongside his brother getting up before dawn to start one of their many jobs around the town, delivering papers, milking cows, running errands, anything to make a buck. He was no genius but worked incredibly hard in school, pulling all-nighters and earning good marks again and again. This combined with his exceptional work ethic and a Basketball Scholarship allowed him to be the first in his family to attend college, and in 1965 he began studying pre-law at Georgia Southwestern College.
During his third year studying pre-law he would be drafted into the military and would serve at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina in a non-combat role until 1970. His service was uneventful but he kept up his strong work ethic and impressed many of his superiors and peers. During this time he would also meet Abigail Penrose who lived in a town just outside the Fort, they would marry in 1970 just one week after his tour ended. In 1970 after his time in the military ended Elliot returned to Georgia Southwestern College, and graduated in the top 15% of his class.

From there he attended Mercer University from 1972 to 1975, working nights at a local diner to pay room and board. Between Ft. Bragg and Mercer University, Elliot had a great deal of exposure to African Americans and the civil rights movement and became interested in politics. After graduating in 1975 he served for 2 years as Staff Counsel for Senator Sam Nunn, a Moderate Democrat for Georgia. In 1976 Elliot and Abigail welcomed their first child, Rose.

Once again impressing with his ability, drive, work ethic, and ability to make positive impressions he was made an assistant US Attorney in Western Georgia in 1977. After serving and developing a reputation for toughness and fairness he ran as a Democrat for the open Georgia 2nd Congressional seat and lost a surprising close primary.

With his children growing up and his mother ill he decided it was time to focus on securing his family's future and he took a position at a private law firm. Between 1980 and 1992 he once again became known for his firm but fair conduct, as well as a tireless work ethic and was finally able to provide his family a comfortable life, and made many ties with poor African Americans in the region who he often would represent pro bono. All the while however he remained heavily involved in Georgia politics, advising, financing and supporting local democrats who supported civil rights and in 1991 was an early supporter of Clifford.

In 1993 with a Democratic President finally in the White House, he was appointed the US District Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia by a unanimous voice vote. In 1994 he would prosecute the case against former KKK members who had bombed a church in the early 70s. A high profile trial in front of a Grand Jury, Elliot Cragie got a life sentence for multiple members of the KKK. His strong reputation and newfound fame prompted local democrats to draft him to run in the Georgia 2nd after the incumbent Democrat was forced out. Buoyed by record African American turnout in his district Elliot was elected in 1992.

He established himself as a Moderate “New Democrat” and Clifford loyalist, he joined the house negotiations team on the deal with Republicans on the budget surplus in 1997. In ‘98 he was able to force a Congressional coalition to pressure Clifford into brokering the Good Friday Agreement, and in 1999 he proudly voted against repealing Glass Steagall.

During the Cush Administration he turned into a party warrior, albeit a more moderate one, fighting the tax Cuts of the Cush administration tooth and nail and successfully convincing a number of colleagues to do the same. In 2002 he did vote in favor of the Iraq war, swayed in large part by Senator Clifford on the matter, and was the leading House member on the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of ‘02.

In the 2004 Presidential election he joined those pressuring Senator Clifford to run for President, but after he was rebuffed he endorsed (Not-Edwards) later helping heal the party after a contentious primary and giving a well received speech at the convention about improving education for the working class. That same year he spoke out against the Constitutional Amendement that would ban same sex marriage though stopped short of coming out in favor himself. And in 2004 his son Robert was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.

In 2005 he was instrumental in instituting the “Six for 06 Agenda”, specifically convincing Democrats in the South to get on board with the proposals, though some of his pet projects such as the federalization of Iraq fell by the wayside. After the wins in ‘06 and his demonstrated ability to convince his fellow Congressman to see things his way, he was made the House Majority Whip.




Elliot Cragie has proven time and again to be an egoless man, an incredibly hard and respected worker, and someone who truly had his finger on the pulse of Congress. He knew each member and their needs, he knew the districts almost as good as they did, and he knew how to make bills seem like they were in the best interest of individual members. He has also maintained strong personal relationships across the aisle, and socially finds himself closer to many culturally conservative members of Congress rather than those he aligns with more ideologically, often privately disdaining “Coastal Elitism” though he’d never say so in public.



Other Info: established liberal stances on health care, organized labor and environmental conservation issues, based on his legislative actions as well as evaluations and ratings by pertinent interest groups

Despite his opposition to partial-birth abortion, Cragieis regarded as pro-abortion rights, as shown by his high ratings from Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America and low rating from the National Right to Life Committee

Cragie has opposed legislation to increase offshore drilling for oil or natural gas. Instead, he has promoted use of nuclear energy as an cheaper alternative to fossil fuels than wind and solar energy.

Chair of Energy and Commerce Committee
Supports School vouchers


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