Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bills important to Cold War Veterans

The following bills are pending in Congress. We need everyone to contact both their Senators to become cosponsors for S.2743 The Cold War Service Medal Act 2009, introduced
by Senator Snowe of Maine. Currently with 5 cosponsors:
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 1/20/2010
Sen Kirk, Paul Grattan, Jr. [MA] - 1/20/2010
Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] - 11/5/2009
Sen Lincoln, Blanche L. [AR] - 11/5/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 11/19/2009
Sen Webb, Jim [VA] - 11/5/200

If you Senator is not on the list ask them to cosponsor S.2743, ask for it to be included
in the NDAA 2011.

In the House are several bills:H.R. 4051 The Cold War Service Medal Act 2009(a companion
bill to the one in the Senate introduced by Congressman Israel with 11 cosponsors:
Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 1/21/2010
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 1/21/2010
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 1/21/2010
Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] - 11/19/2009
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] - 1/21/2010
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 11/16/2009
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 1/21/2010
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 1/21/2010
Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] - 1/21/2010
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] - 11/19/2009
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] - 1/21/2010

If your representative is missing please ask them to become a cosponsor, ask it to be
included in the NDAA 2011

Also H.RES.900 Supporting the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War
This would designate May 1 as Cold War Veterans Recognition Day with 48 cosponsors:
Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 11/17/2009
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 11/17/2009
Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] - 12/1/2009
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 11/17/2009
Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 11/17/2009
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 12/1/2009
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 11/16/2009
Rep Boozman, John [AR-3] - 12/3/2009
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] - 11/17/2009
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 11/17/2009
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] - 11/17/2009
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 11/17/2009
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 12/1/2009
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 11/17/2009
Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] - 12/7/2009
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] - 12/1/2009
Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19] - 11/17/2009
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 11/17/2009
Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1] - 11/17/2009
Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] - 11/17/2009
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 11/17/2009
Rep Johnson, Timothy V. [IL-15] - 12/3/2009
Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] - 12/1/2009
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 11/17/2009
Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] - 11/17/2009
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 12/3/2009
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] - 11/17/2009
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 12/7/2009
Rep Massa, Eric J. J. [NY-29] - 11/16/2009
Rep McMahon, Michael E. [NY-13] - 11/19/2009
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 11/17/2009
Rep Murphy, Scott [NY-20] - 11/17/2009
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 12/7/2009
Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] - 12/1/2009
Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] - 12/1/2009
Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] - 11/17/2009
Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] - 11/17/2009
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 11/17/2009
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 11/17/2009
Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] - 11/17/2009
Rep Taylor, Gene [MS-4] - 11/17/2009
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] - 11/19/2009
Rep Tonko, Paul D. [NY-21] - 11/17/2009
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 11/17/2009
Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] - 12/1/2009
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 11/17/2009
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] - 12/3/2009
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] - 12/3/2009

Again contact your Representative ask them to cosponsor this bill and vote for it when
it reaches the full House Floor.

And H.CON.RES 207 Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the victory of the United States in The Cold War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
With 24 cosponsors:

Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 11/3/2009
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 11/3/2009
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 11/3/2009
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] - 11/3/2009
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] - 11/3/2009
Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6] - 11/3/2009
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] - 11/3/2009
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] - 11/3/2009
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] - 11/3/2009
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] - 11/3/2009
Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2] - 11/3/2009
Rep Inglis, Bob [SC-4] - 11/3/2009
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] - 11/3/2009
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] - 11/3/2009
Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] - 11/3/2009
Rep Linder, John [GA-7] - 11/5/2009
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] - 11/3/2009
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] - 11/3/2009
Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] - 11/5/2009
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] - 11/3/2009
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] - 11/3/2009
Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] - 11/3/2009
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] - 11/3/2009
Rep Young, C.W. Bill [FL-10] - 11/3/2009

I ask that you please all contact your Senators and Representatives, ask them to cosponsor and vote for passage of these bills.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc