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Postby Reorganized Portugal » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:03 pm

Jovuistan wrote:Second call for co-sponsors for this anti-Iraq War bill.

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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: John Mattox (D-MA7)


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.


Representative Kaheo’ole (D-HI-2) will sponsor this bill.
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Postby Mareadmonte » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:36 pm

So then what am I supposed to do with Woolworth now?

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Postby Free Ward Marchers » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:37 pm

Jovuistan wrote:Second call for co-sponsors for this anti-Iraq War bill.

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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: John Mattox (D-MA7)


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.


Senator Julie Littenbaum (D-WA) will co-sponsor
Senator Julie Littenbaum (D-WA)
Rep. Bobby Markoe (R-IL-15)


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Postby The Sarangtus Lands » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:40 pm

Mareadmonte wrote:So then what am I supposed to do with Woolworth now?

Call the photos fake and begin a campaign to kamikaze the non-conservative Democrats.
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Postby Mareadmonte » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:41 pm

The Sarangtus Lands wrote:
Mareadmonte wrote:So then what am I supposed to do with Woolworth now?

Call the photos fake and begin a campaign to kamikaze the non-conservative Democrats.


I suppose I could have some fun while he falls, and then shift focus to my next character.

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Postby Free Ward Marchers » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:46 pm

Mareadmonte wrote:
The Sarangtus Lands wrote:Call the photos fake and begin a campaign to kamikaze the non-conservative Democrats.


I suppose I could have some fun while he falls, and then shift focus to my next character.

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Postby New Provenance » Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:14 pm

Jovuistan wrote:Second call for co-sponsors for this anti-Iraq War bill.

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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: John Mattox (D-MA7)


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.


Frank Taylor (D-CA-17) will co-sponsor.

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Postby Hopal » Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:42 pm

Jovuistan wrote:Second call for co-sponsors for this anti-Iraq War bill.

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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: John Mattox (D-MA7)


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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Mareadmonte wrote:So then what am I supposed to do with Woolworth now?

We're also figuring stuff out on our end, Dentali has covid so that means everybody needs to have a little extra grace/patience for the admin team :)
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Meretica wrote:Dentali gave me the info. AWC was contacted anonymously and she sent the pictures to the NYT. Any issues need to be taken up with him.


Dentali gave you what info? If it's not in the application I should've been asked about it before my character was completely wiped out.



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NS Nation Name: Prince Kropotkin
Character Name: Ryan Gaines
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 57
Character Height: (why?) 6' 1"
Character Weight : (why???) 176 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: House Majority Leader (2007-present), House Minority Whip (2002-2007), House Budget Committee Ranking Member (1995-2000), House Budget Committee Chair (1993-1995), House Democratic Caucus Chair (1989-1993), House Deputy Majority Whip (1987-1989), Congressman for Oregon's 3rd Congressional District (1981-present)
Character Country/State of Birth: Oregon
Character State of Residence: Oregon
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Gary Cole (an actor who has played political roles [The West Wing, Veep] so there are plenty of "political" looking photos)

For strengths and weaknesses, I've included some quotes about Ryan.
Main Strengths:

"An experienced, capable and dependable legislator who's been one of the most respected voices on the budget process since coming to Washington. Friendly with his caucus members: even as Whip he never bullied or threatened, but rather tried to eke out compromises and find solutions that worked for everyone. He's far more interested in getting something done than shooting for the stars and coming away with nothing. A pragmatic progressive who, to hear him speak, clearly hasn't forgotten his liberal idealism, but is just well aware of the political limits of that idealism. A warrior for the middle-class, the environment, and the Democratic Party." -- Anonymous state Democratic party chair

"A reasonable guy who doesn't have to agree with you to buy you a round of drinks or shoot 9 holes. Respectful of Congressional traditions. Established solid bipartisan credentials during the 1990s budget negotiations. Enjoys a sensibly light touch on regulation when it comes to financial services. Not obsessed with social issues: he's not some feminist crusader, gay liberation fanatic, or craven water-carrier for the radical African-American activist community. And, admittedly, a very hard working campaigner who brings in a lot of party money." -- Anonymous Republican House member on the Budget Committee

Main Weaknesses:

"We wanted a Democratic leader. Instead we got Gaines. A craven, compromising corporate sellout who spends more time drinking in the clubhouse with Republicans and lobbyists than he does ever listening to the concerns of working class voters. Treats labor as nothing more than a source of campaign funds, not political ideas. He's willing to sell out entitlements, compromise on health care, and cut estate taxes; he's voted for expensive foreign wars, financial deregulation, and immunity for telecommunications companies. A pro-Israel ultra who basically copies his talking points on the Middle East direct from the AIPAC lobbyist's cocktail napkin. Misogynist creep who freezes out women in favor of his golf buddies." -- Anonymous House Democrat with the Congressional Progressive Caucus

"Has never met a tax increase he didn't like. Make no mistake, he might be all bipartisan shucks during the session, but come election time, he's as partisan a Democrat as they come. After spending nearly half his life in Congress any trace of independence has well and truly rotted away: a guy who was once pro-gun, moderate on social issues, and for a strong national defense, is now a solid gun-grabber who votes for gay marriage and late term abortion. Has no interest in cleaning up Washington: bounced checks in the Rubbergate scandal, seems to employ a permanent legal war team to contest FEC rulings, and is distinctly unenthusiastic about lobbying reform. Appears to possess a genocidal hatred towards tobacco farmers." -- Anonymous staff writer for the National Review

Biography: Ryan was born in Portland in 1950 and grew up in Multnomah County. His father ran a feed store, raised horses, and sold agricultural insurance, and his mother taught first-grade. He became active in politics in high school with Junior Statesmen of America for the Pacific Northwest, studied for a BS in Engineering at Portland State University, and got his JD at the University of Oregon School of Law.

After practising law (with a specialism in natural resources law) in the Portland area for several years, the 30 year old Ryan won an upset victory in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional district over controversial incumbent Robert Duncan. National press (to the extent they covered it at all) portrayed the race as a young radical upsetting a Congressman with a history of staunch support for the Vietnam War, but local press felt that Duncan had been vulnerable in general and Ryan had simply seized on a weak primary field. In the 3rd, winning the Democratic primary was tantamount to winning the general, and Ryan has been elected every time since with at least 60% of the vote.

In any event, Ryan staked out a reliable Democratic voting record. He was a trenchant opponent of Reagan's tax-cuts and supply-side economics, and voiced concerns about mounting deficits, establishing a voice on the budget that became a theme of his career to date. He opposed Reagan doctrine foreign policy in Latin America, supported normalization of relations with China, and opposed the MX missile. He defended entitlements, advocated for health care and education spending, and was an early defender of gay rights (though he voted the Defense of Marriage Act in the 1990s, a position he has since recanted). He was a strong advocate of environmental protection and introduced some of the earliest legislation to reference climate change. He served on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Early leadership positions included Deputy Majority Whip (1987-1989) and Chair of the Democratic Caucus (1989-1993).

Sometimes described in the media as an "Atari Democrat", Ryan advocated technological innovation and science funding, and was a major voice on telecommunications regulation and reform. On fiscal issues, he increasingly came to be associated with the New Democrats around the Democratic Leadership Council, and fellow members supported his rise on the Budget Committee (he had previously chaired an oversight subcommittee on small business). An early supporter of the not-Clinton campaign, he served as the Oregon party chair for the 1992 and 1996 campaigns. In 1993 he was Chair of the Budget Committee when President not-Clinton was inaugurated, the first Democratic President of Ryan's tenure. After the 1994 Republican Revolution he became Ranking Member. Through the 90s he worked on every budget and was a leading Democratic voice in favor of balancing the budget. In 2000, he was tipped a possible OMB Director should not-Gore win.

Like some other Western Democrats, Ryan had a pro-gun rights record in the 1980s, and was at one point rated "A" by the NRA. In the 1990s he began to favor regulation, voting for the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act and the 1994 Crime Bill which contained the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, and against giving gun manufacturers immunity. He has now consistently been rated "F" by the NRA. His NARAL rating reflects "generally pro-choice" votes, another position on which his voting has become more in line with Democratic orthodoxy. Strongly pro-trade, he has voted in favor of NAFTA, CAFTA-DR, and Trade Promotion Authority.

He left the Budget Committee in 2001 to run for House Minority Whip, but had reckoned without the rapid ascent of labor darling Abilene Wilson-Carter. However, Dick Gephardt's retirement meant Wilson-Carter moved up to become House Minority Leader, and Ryan replaced her as House Minority Whip, where he soon faced the difficult task of keeping the Democratic Caucus together over the thorny issue of Iraq. Ryan personally voted for the AUMF, but has since turned against the handling of the war and supports a withdrawal. His style as Whip received some criticism for being too soft, more concerned with party unity than actually winning votes: the Republicans won several votes by 1 in the 108th and 109th Congresses (including CAFTA on which Ryan himself proved, embarrassingly, the deciding vote) and his conciliatory style was contrasted unfavorably with Republican discipline.

Nonetheless, he has proved a relentless campaigner. In the 2006 election cycle he could justifiably claim that no one had stumped more, traveled more, and in particular raised more than him. Hammering the economic message and trying to downplay divisions over Iraq, he helped the Democrats win their first House majority since 1995. Some on the left wondered at what cost: Ryan was seen to favor moderate candidates in candidate selection. Privately, he voiced doubts about the Fighting Dems strategy of picking candidates with military backgrounds; the strategy produced mixed results.

Expecting to become House Majority Leader in the new Congress, he faced down an unexpected progressive challenge from an anti-war Democrat, but won fairly comfortably.
Other Info: Ryan is married to Katie Morris, a former cheerleader. During the 1990s an affair with a health care lobbyist briefly damaged his reputation, but he and his wife reconciled. They have no children. Their dinner parties are considered staples of the Washington social scene.

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NS Nation Name: The Sarangtus Lands
Character Name: Kensington Alphaeus Montgomery Eastmoreland-Northwoods
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 64
Character Position/Role/Job: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (1974-1977), Vice Chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce (1977-1981), Secretary of the Treasury (1981-1989), White House Chief of Staff (1989-1993), CEO of New Imperial Capital (1993-1998), Mayor of New York City (1998-2006), CEO of the Kenny Northwood Foundation (2006-)
Character Country/State of Birth: New York City
Character State of Residence: New York City
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim: Richard Blumenthal
Main Strengths: Quite philanthropic, good strategist and organiser, extremely, extremely rich, major donor to the GOP and to conservative Dems, respected by DLC types, has lots of connections on the Hill, strong political experience, carried over respect from 9/11.
Main Weaknesses: Extremely narcissistic, New Imperial Capital has invested in some *very* dodgy companies in the past, with connections including but not limited to the killing union activists using death squads, child labour, conflict mineral trading, has a problem keeping it in his pants, hires a lot of lobbyists and is seen as a puppetmaster, had a financial interest in the Iraq War, silver spoon, very wealthy name, inherited a great deal of his wealth, seen as very cynical, seen by hard right types as too socially liberal, about to lose a lot of money.
Biography: Born to very very old money, English nobility who settled in NYC, immigrating after the English takeover of the city. They owned slaves and one ancestor was actually Mayor of the city, and joined the Patriots, bankrolling them and some of the members of the family - including a few of Kenny's direct ancestors - joining the Continental Army. As a result of this, he is a member of both the Sons of the Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution. In fact, he is a member of the Bohemian Club too, along with many other such organisations linked to descendants of political and business power.

New Imperial Capital was founded c. 1850, and originally starts off as a bank in NYC, expanding its operations as time goes on. During the American Civil War, one of Eastmoreland-Northwood's ancestors fought as a general for the Union side. They were also a key ally of the unity government, despite normally being Democrats, and endorsed the National Unity ticket in 1864.

As a large and faithful ally of Tammany Hall, along with the massively increasing wealth and connections of his family, Roosevelt attempted to break apart New Imperial Capital, however had failed in court as New Imperial Captial was ruled not in violation of existing trust laws. They were also known for employing strikebreakers often, along with groups such as the Pinkertons, in their more Western holdings. The Eastmoreland-Northwoods were known as one of the families of the Gilded Age, and came out much better from it.

The family began to switch over to Republicans, some when Bryan was nominated multiple times, and other times when FDR was, seeing the Democratic Party as anti-business and bankrolling Republican candidates. One Eastmoreland-Northwood would later serve as a Congressman from New York, as the family grew in influence in the area and donated a great deal of money to the RNC over this time, becoming known party stalwarts.

It was in these circumstances that Kenny was born, as the second child of his parents. Kenny grew up with a great deal of support around him, getting private tutors and going to a preparatory school. He got involved in the Republican society of the University of Chicago, and became a protégé of Milton Friedman, where he adopted his economically conservative but socially moderate-to-libertarian stances. He read many books, and became influenced by the ideas of the contemporary libertarian movement, though did not veer into full-scale libertarianism.

He later became a professor in Chicago itself, writing papers backing up the slowly ascending monetarist and later neoliberal schools of economics. He spent some time in position, however Nixon's resignation was to change some things up. His father, a major donor to Nixon's 1960, 1968 and 1972 campaigns, was someone that Ford knew he had to get the support of, and nominated his son Deputy Treasury Secretary. As Deputy Treasury Secretary, he fought for a free market, laissez-faire approach, just like his superior Bill Simon. During this time he had a secret affair with a wealthy woman from another influential New York family.

After Ford's defeat, he was able to leverage his family's influence to become Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, focusing on the political side of things and meeting with, and bankrolling, economically conservative Republicans and Democrats, making many friends, some of whom would later become influential people. As the largest indvidiual shareholder in New Imperial Capital, he also looked towards gaining political influence and so asked his brother (who was the CEO of the company) to buy a significant portion of News Corp, making it the second largest shareholder after the [not-Murdochs] themselves.

He supported Reagan in 1980, and helped direct some of the Chamber of Commerce's money to him, along with being decently close to him. For this, Reagan nominated him as Treasury Secretary, which he gladly accepted. He, as expected, championed Reaganomics, and oversaw all the Reagan tax cuts, being widely credited as the man who rebuilt the economy after Carter's failures. He personally worked with many people in Congress regarding welfare reform and other economic priorities and was widely viewed as the architect of Reagan's economic policies.

He considered running for President in 1988, but decided not to due to low polling, and felt that running for President would put his personal finances under scrutiny - as he still held a massive stake in New Imperial Capital, and was in fact the largest single shareholder though not taking the company on for political reasons. He instead decided to endorse his friend Cush Sr. in exchange for being made his Chief of Staff. And so he did, and so Cush won the primary. He used a great deal of his own money to help Cush Sr. in the election, and Cush Sr. was grateful for this, making good on his promise.

As Chief of Staff, he was seen as an effective operator, working with moderate Democrats to achieve Bush's aim, earning respect from his Democratic colleagues. He did still, nonetheless, fight vigorously for Cush Sr's reelection, though he said that Clifford was 'the best Democrat nominated in a while, though of course Cush was still preferable' in private to someone. The effort turned out to be in vain, though, but at least, Kenny remarked to himself, "We didn't lose to some McGovernite."

After Cush lost, he became the CEO of New Imperial Capital, growing it throughout the era and once again donating to both Republican and Democratic politicians that he found respectable. The company prospered, as it made large investments in technology stocks which made very good returns, expanding his wealth - which he used to make stock buybacks, increasing it further - though some of the companies he invested in had questionable practices, and he was later revealed, in a 2006 dossier, to have known about all of this and even sometimes encouraged it. These scandals include child labour, the use of conflict minerals, money laundering, working with criminal organisations, along with unconfirmed allegations of using slave labour.

In 1997, the Republican Mayor of New York City did not run for reelection. He spent tens of millions of his own money on the primary, being criticised by his opponent as attempting to buy it out, however he nonetheless won. In the general, he was seen to be behind, however something happened. A left-wing activist who ran for the Democratic primary lost narrowly, appealing his loss to the courts and meanwhile running with the nomination of the Liberal Party of New York, with Kenny getting the Conservative Party line, though the Conservative Party said they had reservations about his positions on certain social issues. The left-wing split allowed him to narrowly win 43-40-12. (OOC: This nearly happened IRL, the court stuff did happen though ultimately the activist decided not to split)

As Mayor, he focused on a tough-on-crime programme, implementing broken windows policing, further driving down the crime rate from his predecessor, while cutting taxes for New York's middle and upper class, though New York's working class looked on him with suspicion, as he pushed through increased charter schools and cuts to local welfare services. He kept his support among moderates through opposing busing and affirmative action, while largely using moderate, measured rhetoric and talked about a 'new, measured conservatism.'

Despite this, his reelection looked quite tough thanks to his centre-right policies which were out of step with many New Yorkers. He prepared a large war chest, and got ready for the fight of his political life. However, he began to notice the discord in the Democratic Party, as [not-Ferrer] and [not-Green] fought it out, depleting each other's resources. He could only sit back and watch what unfolded. On 9/11, he was seen to make an inspirational speech, and visited workers clearing out the tower, along with families of victims while fighting for large compensation to help them and funding the 9/11 memorial, even donating a significant amount of his personal funds to help those who suffered in 9/11. [not-Green] eventually won the primary, after it was rescheduled, and he was easily beat him out in the general thanks to his bump after 9/11.

He turned New York City into a business haven, implementing an 'Opportunity Zone' in Manhattan with massive incentives for local corporations, boosting growth, and began to attract technology to NYC, getting technology companies to locate their headquarters there. He also planted trees across the city and promoted urban gardening to promote a 'more green' landscape. This promoted growth, and especially promoted investment by businesses, growing the city even more and faster, though some believe that his policies may have led to an unstable growth in real estate, causing a bubble in real estate prices in the city.

He then retired out of office due to term limits, began to do philanthropy, visiting third world countries and helping promote public health efforts in those nations, along with work back home to reduce crime through offering alternate routes for kids in high-crime communities. He has also been known for donating very expensive fine art, which is definitely not a massive tax dodge. He puts himself in the media a lot, and has looked with interest at the growing technology sector. Now also gaining even more political influence; donated quite a lot to the RNC and to individual Republican candidates in 2006. He also founded a super PAC known as 'the Greater American Century PAC', and though he steps in to check the general direction once in a while he leaves the day-to-day running of it to his politically interested son.

Other Info: Worth $50 billion. New Imperial Capital holds about $1.5 trillion in AUM. (similar to top firms in 2007)

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NS Nation Name: Prince Kropotkin
Character Name: Ryan Gaines
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 57
Character Height: (why?) 6' 1"
Character Weight : (why???) 176 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: House Majority Leader (2007-present), House Minority Whip (2002-2007), House Budget Committee Ranking Member (1995-2000), House Budget Committee Chair (1993-1995), House Democratic Caucus Chair (1989-1993), House Deputy Majority Whip (1987-1989), Congressman for Oregon's 3rd Congressional District (1981-present)
Character Country/State of Birth: Oregon
Character State of Residence: Oregon
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Gary Cole (an actor who has played political roles [The West Wing, Veep] so there are plenty of "political" looking photos)

For strengths and weaknesses, I've included some quotes about Ryan.
Main Strengths:

"An experienced, capable and dependable legislator who's been one of the most respected voices on the budget process since coming to Washington. Friendly with his caucus members: even as Whip he never bullied or threatened, but rather tried to eke out compromises and find solutions that worked for everyone. He's far more interested in getting something done than shooting for the stars and coming away with nothing. A pragmatic progressive who, to hear him speak, clearly hasn't forgotten his liberal idealism, but is just well aware of the political limits of that idealism. A warrior for the middle-class, the environment, and the Democratic Party." -- Anonymous state Democratic party chair

"A reasonable guy who doesn't have to agree with you to buy you a round of drinks or shoot 9 holes. Respectful of Congressional traditions. Established solid bipartisan credentials during the 1990s budget negotiations. Enjoys a sensibly light touch on regulation when it comes to financial services. Not obsessed with social issues: he's not some feminist crusader, gay liberation fanatic, or craven water-carrier for the radical African-American activist community. And, admittedly, a very hard working campaigner who brings in a lot of party money." -- Anonymous Republican House member on the Budget Committee

Main Weaknesses:

"We wanted a Democratic leader. Instead we got Gaines. A craven, compromising corporate sellout who spends more time drinking in the clubhouse with Republicans and lobbyists than he does ever listening to the concerns of working class voters. Treats labor as nothing more than a source of campaign funds, not political ideas. He's willing to sell out entitlements, compromise on health care, and cut estate taxes; he's voted for expensive foreign wars, financial deregulation, and immunity for telecommunications companies. A pro-Israel ultra who basically copies his talking points on the Middle East direct from the AIPAC lobbyist's cocktail napkin. Misogynist creep who freezes out women in favor of his golf buddies." -- Anonymous House Democrat with the Congressional Progressive Caucus

"Has never met a tax increase he didn't like. Make no mistake, he might be all bipartisan shucks during the session, but come election time, he's as partisan a Democrat as they come. After spending nearly half his life in Congress any trace of independence has well and truly rotted away: a guy who was once pro-gun, moderate on social issues, and for a strong national defense, is now a solid gun-grabber who votes for gay marriage and late term abortion. Has no interest in cleaning up Washington: bounced checks in the Rubbergate scandal, seems to employ a permanent legal war team to contest FEC rulings, and is distinctly unenthusiastic about lobbying reform. Appears to possess a genocidal hatred towards tobacco farmers." -- Anonymous staff writer for the National Review

Biography: Ryan was born in Portland in 1950 and grew up in Multnomah County. His father ran a feed store, raised horses, and sold agricultural insurance, and his mother taught first-grade. He became active in politics in high school with Junior Statesmen of America for the Pacific Northwest, studied for a BS in Engineering at Portland State University, and got his JD at the University of Oregon School of Law.

After practising law (with a specialism in natural resources law) in the Portland area for several years, the 30 year old Ryan won an upset victory in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional district over controversial incumbent Robert Duncan. National press (to the extent they covered it at all) portrayed the race as a young radical upsetting a Congressman with a history of staunch support for the Vietnam War, but local press felt that Duncan had been vulnerable in general and Ryan had simply seized on a weak primary field. In the 3rd, winning the Democratic primary was tantamount to winning the general, and Ryan has been elected every time since with at least 60% of the vote.

In any event, Ryan staked out a reliable Democratic voting record. He was a trenchant opponent of Reagan's tax-cuts and supply-side economics, and voiced concerns about mounting deficits, establishing a voice on the budget that became a theme of his career to date. He opposed Reagan doctrine foreign policy in Latin America, supported normalization of relations with China, and opposed the MX missile. He defended entitlements, advocated for health care and education spending, and was an early defender of gay rights (though he voted the Defense of Marriage Act in the 1990s, a position he has since recanted). He was a strong advocate of environmental protection and introduced some of the earliest legislation to reference climate change. He served on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Early leadership positions included Deputy Majority Whip (1987-1989) and Chair of the Democratic Caucus (1989-1993).

Sometimes described in the media as an "Atari Democrat", Ryan advocated technological innovation and science funding, and was a major voice on telecommunications regulation and reform. On fiscal issues, he increasingly came to be associated with the New Democrats around the Democratic Leadership Council, and fellow members supported his rise on the Budget Committee (he had previously chaired an oversight subcommittee on small business). An early supporter of the not-Clinton campaign, he served as the Oregon party chair for the 1992 and 1996 campaigns. In 1993 he was Chair of the Budget Committee when President not-Clinton was inaugurated, the first Democratic President of Ryan's tenure. After the 1994 Republican Revolution he became Ranking Member. Through the 90s he worked on every budget and was a leading Democratic voice in favor of balancing the budget. In 2000, he was tipped a possible OMB Director should not-Gore win.

Like some other Western Democrats, Ryan had a pro-gun rights record in the 1980s, and was at one point rated "A" by the NRA. In the 1990s he began to favor regulation, voting for the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act and the 1994 Crime Bill which contained the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, and against giving gun manufacturers immunity. He has now consistently been rated "F" by the NRA. His NARAL rating reflects "generally pro-choice" votes, another position on which his voting has become more in line with Democratic orthodoxy. Strongly pro-trade, he has voted in favor of NAFTA, CAFTA-DR, and Trade Promotion Authority.

He left the Budget Committee in 2001 to run for House Minority Whip, but had reckoned without the rapid ascent of labor darling Abilene Wilson-Carter. However, Dick Gephardt's retirement meant Wilson-Carter moved up to become House Minority Leader, and Ryan replaced her as House Minority Whip, where he soon faced the difficult task of keeping the Democratic Caucus together over the thorny issue of Iraq. Ryan personally voted for the AUMF, but has since turned against the handling of the war and supports a withdrawal. His style as Whip received some criticism for being too soft, more concerned with party unity than actually winning votes: the Republicans won several votes by 1 in the 108th and 109th Congresses (including CAFTA on which Ryan himself proved, embarrassingly, the deciding vote) and his conciliatory style was contrasted unfavorably with Republican discipline.

Nonetheless, he has proved a relentless campaigner. In the 2006 election cycle he could justifiably claim that no one had stumped more, traveled more, and in particular raised more than him. Hammering the economic message and trying to downplay divisions over Iraq, he helped the Democrats win their first House majority since 1995. Some on the left wondered at what cost: Ryan was seen to favor moderate candidates in candidate selection. Privately, he voiced doubts about the Fighting Dems strategy of picking candidates with military backgrounds; the strategy produced mixed results.

Expecting to become House Majority Leader in the new Congress, he faced down an unexpected progressive challenge from an anti-war Democrat, but won fairly comfortably.
Other Info: Ryan is married to Katie Morris, a former cheerleader. During the 1990s an affair with a health care lobbyist briefly damaged his reputation, but he and his wife reconciled. They have no children. Their dinner parties are considered staples of the Washington social scene.

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1. Why did he oppose Reagan's Latin America policy?

2. Why did he choose to run for Whip if he doesn't like the hard business of whipping?
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The Sarangtus Lands wrote:1. Why did he oppose Reagan's Latin America policy?

2. Why did he choose to run for Whip if he doesn't like the hard business of whipping?

1. Human rights concerns, opposition to the Kirkpatrick Doctrine as he believes it undermines America's ability to support democratic movements abroad.

2. He doesn't think whipping has to be done that way. Not every whip acts like Tom DeLay.

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N/m, app withdrawn.

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Prince Kropotkin wrote:N/m, app withdrawn.

Can I ask why it's been withdrawn?
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Postby Prince Kropotkin » Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:40 pm

I had not realised Mattox was running for Speaker.

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NS Nation Name: The Sarangtus Lands
Character Name: Kensington Alphaeus Montgomery Eastmoreland-Northwoods
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 64
Character Position/Role/Job: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (1974-1977), Vice Chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce (1977-1981), Secretary of the Treasury (1981-1989), White House Chief of Staff (1989-1993), CEO of New Imperial Capital (1993-1998), Mayor of New York City (1998-2006), CEO of the Kenny Northwood Foundation (2006-)
Character Country/State of Birth: New York City
Character State of Residence: New York City
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim: Richard Blumenthal
Main Strengths: Quite philanthropic, good strategist and organiser, extremely, extremely rich, major donor to the GOP and to conservative Dems, respected by DLC types, has lots of connections on the Hill, strong political experience, carried over respect from 9/11.
Main Weaknesses: Extremely narcissistic, New Imperial Capital has invested in some *very* dodgy companies in the past, with connections including but not limited to the killing union activists using death squads, child labour, conflict mineral trading, has a problem keeping it in his pants, hires a lot of lobbyists and is seen as a puppetmaster, had a financial interest in the Iraq War, silver spoon, very wealthy name, inherited a great deal of his wealth, seen as very cynical, seen by hard right types as too socially liberal, about to lose a lot of money.
Biography: Born to very very old money, English nobility who settled in NYC, immigrating after the English takeover of the city. They owned slaves and one ancestor was actually Mayor of the city, and joined the Patriots, bankrolling them and some of the members of the family - including a few of Kenny's direct ancestors - joining the Continental Army. As a result of this, he is a member of both the Sons of the Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution. In fact, he is a member of the Bohemian Club too, along with many other such organisations linked to descendants of political and business power.

New Imperial Capital was founded c. 1850, and originally starts off as a bank in NYC, expanding its operations as time goes on. During the American Civil War, one of Eastmoreland-Northwood's ancestors fought as a general for the Union side. They were also a key ally of the unity government, despite normally being Democrats, and endorsed the National Unity ticket in 1864.

As a large and faithful ally of Tammany Hall, along with the massively increasing wealth and connections of his family, Roosevelt attempted to break apart New Imperial Capital, however had failed in court as New Imperial Captial was ruled not in violation of existing trust laws. They were also known for employing strikebreakers often, along with groups such as the Pinkertons, in their more Western holdings. The Eastmoreland-Northwoods were known as one of the families of the Gilded Age, and came out much better from it.

The family began to switch over to Republicans, some when Bryan was nominated multiple times, and other times when FDR was, seeing the Democratic Party as anti-business and bankrolling Republican candidates. One Eastmoreland-Northwood would later serve as a Congressman from New York, as the family grew in influence in the area and donated a great deal of money to the RNC over this time, becoming known party stalwarts.

It was in these circumstances that Kenny was born, as the second child of his parents. Kenny grew up with a great deal of support around him, getting private tutors and going to a preparatory school. He got involved in the Republican society of the University of Chicago, and became a protégé of Milton Friedman, where he adopted his economically conservative but socially moderate-to-libertarian stances. He read many books, and became influenced by the ideas of the contemporary libertarian movement, though did not veer into full-scale libertarianism.

He later became a professor in Chicago itself, writing papers backing up the slowly ascending monetarist and later neoliberal schools of economics. He spent some time in position, however Nixon's resignation was to change some things up. His father, a major donor to Nixon's 1960, 1968 and 1972 campaigns, was someone that Ford knew he had to get the support of, and nominated his son Deputy Treasury Secretary. As Deputy Treasury Secretary, he fought for a free market, laissez-faire approach, just like his superior Bill Simon. During this time he had a secret affair with a wealthy woman from another influential New York family.

After Ford's defeat, he was able to leverage his family's influence to become Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, focusing on the political side of things and meeting with, and bankrolling, economically conservative Republicans and Democrats, making many friends, some of whom would later become influential people. As the largest indvidiual shareholder in New Imperial Capital, he also looked towards gaining political influence and so asked his brother (who was the CEO of the company) to buy a significant portion of News Corp, making it the second largest shareholder after the [not-Murdochs] themselves.

He supported Reagan in 1980, and helped direct some of the Chamber of Commerce's money to him, along with being decently close to him. For this, Reagan nominated him as Treasury Secretary, which he gladly accepted. He, as expected, championed Reaganomics, and oversaw all the Reagan tax cuts, being widely credited as the man who rebuilt the economy after Carter's failures. He personally worked with many people in Congress regarding welfare reform and other economic priorities and was widely viewed as the architect of Reagan's economic policies.

He considered running for President in 1988, but decided not to due to low polling, and felt that running for President would put his personal finances under scrutiny - as he still held a massive stake in New Imperial Capital, and was in fact the largest single shareholder though not taking the company on for political reasons. He instead decided to endorse his friend Cush Sr. in exchange for being made his Chief of Staff. And so he did, and so Cush won the primary. He used a great deal of his own money to help Cush Sr. in the election, and Cush Sr. was grateful for this, making good on his promise.

As Chief of Staff, he was seen as an effective operator, working with moderate Democrats to achieve Bush's aim, earning respect from his Democratic colleagues. He did still, nonetheless, fight vigorously for Cush Sr's reelection, though he said that Clifford was 'the best Democrat nominated in a while, though of course Cush was still preferable' in private to someone. The effort turned out to be in vain, though, but at least, Kenny remarked to himself, "We didn't lose to some McGovernite."

After Cush lost, he became the CEO of New Imperial Capital, growing it throughout the era and once again donating to both Republican and Democratic politicians that he found respectable. The company prospered, as it made large investments in technology stocks which made very good returns, expanding his wealth - which he used to make stock buybacks, increasing it further - though some of the companies he invested in had questionable practices, and he was later revealed, in a 2006 dossier, to have known about all of this and even sometimes encouraged it. These scandals include child labour, the use of conflict minerals, money laundering, working with criminal organisations, along with unconfirmed allegations of using slave labour.

In 1997, the Republican Mayor of New York City did not run for reelection. He spent tens of millions of his own money on the primary, being criticised by his opponent as attempting to buy it out, however he nonetheless won. In the general, he was seen to be behind, however something happened. A left-wing activist who ran for the Democratic primary lost narrowly, appealing his loss to the courts and meanwhile running with the nomination of the Liberal Party of New York, with Kenny getting the Conservative Party line, though the Conservative Party said they had reservations about his positions on certain social issues. The left-wing split allowed him to narrowly win 43-40-12. (OOC: This nearly happened IRL, the court stuff did happen though ultimately the activist decided not to split)

As Mayor, he focused on a tough-on-crime programme, implementing broken windows policing, further driving down the crime rate from his predecessor, while cutting taxes for New York's middle and upper class, though New York's working class looked on him with suspicion, as he pushed through increased charter schools and cuts to local welfare services. He kept his support among moderates through opposing busing and affirmative action, while largely using moderate, measured rhetoric and talked about a 'new, measured conservatism.'

Despite this, his reelection looked quite tough thanks to his centre-right policies which were out of step with many New Yorkers. He prepared a large war chest, and got ready for the fight of his political life. However, he began to notice the discord in the Democratic Party, as [not-Ferrer] and [not-Green] fought it out, depleting each other's resources. He could only sit back and watch what unfolded. On 9/11, he was seen to make an inspirational speech, and visited workers clearing out the tower, along with families of victims while fighting for large compensation to help them and funding the 9/11 memorial, even donating a significant amount of his personal funds to help those who suffered in 9/11. [not-Green] eventually won the primary, after it was rescheduled, and he was easily beat him out in the general thanks to his bump after 9/11.

He turned New York City into a business haven, implementing an 'Opportunity Zone' in Manhattan with massive incentives for local corporations, boosting growth, and began to attract technology to NYC, getting technology companies to locate their headquarters there. He also planted trees across the city and promoted urban gardening to promote a 'more green' landscape. This promoted growth, and especially promoted investment by businesses, growing the city even more and faster, though some believe that his policies may have led to an unstable growth in real estate, causing a bubble in real estate prices in the city.

He then retired out of office due to term limits, began to do philanthropy, visiting third world countries and helping promote public health efforts in those nations, along with work back home to reduce crime through offering alternate routes for kids in high-crime communities. He has also been known for donating very expensive fine art, which is definitely not a massive tax dodge. He puts himself in the media a lot, and has looked with interest at the growing technology sector. Now also gaining even more political influence; donated quite a lot to the RNC and to individual Republican candidates in 2006. He also founded a super PAC known as 'the Greater American Century PAC', and though he steps in to check the general direction once in a while he leaves the day-to-day running of it to his politically interested son.

Other Info: Worth $50 billion. New Imperial Capital holds about $1.5 trillion in AUM. (similar to top firms in 2007)

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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: John Mattox (D-MA7)


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.


Representative Kaheo’ole (D-HI-2) will sponsor this bill.


Amadeus Putnam would like to co-sponsor the bill.

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No, thanks, I was just doing this to try to get Congress moving.

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NS Nation Name: Prince Kropotkin
Character Name: Ryan Gaines
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 57
Character Height: (why?) 6' 1"
Character Weight : (why???) 176 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: House Majority Leader (2007-present), House Minority Whip (2002-2007), House Budget Committee Ranking Member (1995-2000), House Budget Committee Chair (1993-1995), House Democratic Caucus Chair (1989-1993), House Deputy Majority Whip (1987-1989), Congressman for Oregon's 3rd Congressional District (1981-present)
Character Country/State of Birth: Oregon
Character State of Residence: Oregon
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Gary Cole (an actor who has played political roles [The West Wing, Veep] so there are plenty of "political" looking photos)

For strengths and weaknesses, I've included some quotes about Ryan.
Main Strengths:

"An experienced, capable and dependable legislator who's been one of the most respected voices on the budget process since coming to Washington. Friendly with his caucus members: even as Whip he never bullied or threatened, but rather tried to eke out compromises and find solutions that worked for everyone. He's far more interested in getting something done than shooting for the stars and coming away with nothing. A pragmatic progressive who, to hear him speak, clearly hasn't forgotten his liberal idealism, but is just well aware of the political limits of that idealism. A warrior for the middle-class, the environment, and the Democratic Party." -- Anonymous state Democratic party chair

"A reasonable guy who doesn't have to agree with you to buy you a round of drinks or shoot 9 holes. Respectful of Congressional traditions. Established solid bipartisan credentials during the 1990s budget negotiations. Enjoys a sensibly light touch on regulation when it comes to financial services. Not obsessed with social issues: he's not some feminist crusader, gay liberation fanatic, or craven water-carrier for the radical African-American activist community. And, admittedly, a very hard working campaigner who brings in a lot of party money." -- Anonymous Republican House member on the Budget Committee

Main Weaknesses:

"We wanted a Democratic leader. Instead we got Gaines. A craven, compromising corporate sellout who spends more time drinking in the clubhouse with Republicans and lobbyists than he does ever listening to the concerns of working class voters. Treats labor as nothing more than a source of campaign funds, not political ideas. He's willing to sell out entitlements, compromise on health care, and cut estate taxes; he's voted for expensive foreign wars, financial deregulation, and immunity for telecommunications companies. A pro-Israel ultra who basically copies his talking points on the Middle East direct from the AIPAC lobbyist's cocktail napkin. Misogynist creep who freezes out women in favor of his golf buddies." -- Anonymous House Democrat with the Congressional Progressive Caucus

"Has never met a tax increase he didn't like. Make no mistake, he might be all bipartisan shucks during the session, but come election time, he's as partisan a Democrat as they come. After spending nearly half his life in Congress any trace of independence has well and truly rotted away: a guy who was once pro-gun, moderate on social issues, and for a strong national defense, is now a solid gun-grabber who votes for gay marriage and late term abortion. Has no interest in cleaning up Washington: bounced checks in the Rubbergate scandal, seems to employ a permanent legal war team to contest FEC rulings, and is distinctly unenthusiastic about lobbying reform. Appears to possess a genocidal hatred towards tobacco farmers." -- Anonymous staff writer for the National Review

Biography: Ryan was born in Portland in 1950 and grew up in Multnomah County. His father ran a feed store, raised horses, and sold agricultural insurance, and his mother taught first-grade. He became active in politics in high school with Junior Statesmen of America for the Pacific Northwest, studied for a BS in Engineering at Portland State University, and got his JD at the University of Oregon School of Law.

After practising law (with a specialism in natural resources law) in the Portland area for several years, the 30 year old Ryan won an upset victory in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional district over controversial incumbent Robert Duncan. National press (to the extent they covered it at all) portrayed the race as a young radical upsetting a Congressman with a history of staunch support for the Vietnam War, but local press felt that Duncan had been vulnerable in general and Ryan had simply seized on a weak primary field. In the 3rd, winning the Democratic primary was tantamount to winning the general, and Ryan has been elected every time since with at least 60% of the vote.

In any event, Ryan staked out a reliable Democratic voting record. He was a trenchant opponent of Reagan's tax-cuts and supply-side economics, and voiced concerns about mounting deficits, establishing a voice on the budget that became a theme of his career to date. He opposed Reagan doctrine foreign policy in Latin America, supported normalization of relations with China, and opposed the MX missile. He defended entitlements, advocated for health care and education spending, and was an early defender of gay rights (though he voted the Defense of Marriage Act in the 1990s, a position he has since recanted). He was a strong advocate of environmental protection and introduced some of the earliest legislation to reference climate change. He served on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Early leadership positions included Deputy Majority Whip (1987-1989) and Chair of the Democratic Caucus (1989-1993).

Sometimes described in the media as an "Atari Democrat", Ryan advocated technological innovation and science funding, and was a major voice on telecommunications regulation and reform. On fiscal issues, he increasingly came to be associated with the New Democrats around the Democratic Leadership Council, and fellow members supported his rise on the Budget Committee (he had previously chaired an oversight subcommittee on small business). An early supporter of the not-Clinton campaign, he served as the Oregon party chair for the 1992 and 1996 campaigns. In 1993 he was Chair of the Budget Committee when President not-Clinton was inaugurated, the first Democratic President of Ryan's tenure. After the 1994 Republican Revolution he became Ranking Member. Through the 90s he worked on every budget and was a leading Democratic voice in favor of balancing the budget. In 2000, he was tipped a possible OMB Director should not-Gore win.

Like some other Western Democrats, Ryan had a pro-gun rights record in the 1980s, and was at one point rated "A" by the NRA. In the 1990s he began to favor regulation, voting for the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act and the 1994 Crime Bill which contained the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, and against giving gun manufacturers immunity. He has now consistently been rated "F" by the NRA. His NARAL rating reflects "generally pro-choice" votes, another position on which his voting has become more in line with Democratic orthodoxy. Strongly pro-trade, he has voted in favor of NAFTA, CAFTA-DR, and Trade Promotion Authority.

He left the Budget Committee in 2001 to run for House Minority Whip, but had reckoned without the rapid ascent of labor darling Abilene Wilson-Carter. However, Dick Gephardt's retirement meant Wilson-Carter moved up to become House Minority Leader, and Ryan replaced her as House Minority Whip, where he soon faced the difficult task of keeping the Democratic Caucus together over the thorny issue of Iraq. Ryan personally voted for the AUMF, but has since turned against the handling of the war and supports a withdrawal. His style as Whip received some criticism for being too soft, more concerned with party unity than actually winning votes: the Republicans won several votes by 1 in the 108th and 109th Congresses (including CAFTA on which Ryan himself proved, embarrassingly, the deciding vote) and his conciliatory style was contrasted unfavorably with Republican discipline.

Nonetheless, he has proved a relentless campaigner. In the 2006 election cycle he could justifiably claim that no one had stumped more, traveled more, and in particular raised more than him. Hammering the economic message and trying to downplay divisions over Iraq, he helped the Democrats win their first House majority since 1995. Some on the left wondered at what cost: Ryan was seen to favor moderate candidates in candidate selection. Privately, he voiced doubts about the Fighting Dems strategy of picking candidates with military backgrounds; the strategy produced mixed results.

Expecting to become House Majority Leader in the new Congress, he faced down an unexpected progressive challenge from an anti-war Democrat, but won fairly comfortably.
Other Info: Ryan is married to Katie Morris, a former cheerleader. During the 1990s an affair with a health care lobbyist briefly damaged his reputation, but he and his wife reconciled. They have no children. Their dinner parties are considered staples of the Washington social scene.

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