Looking Back … 50 years

Published 9:56 pm Monday, May 15, 2006

By Staff
This past week brought a flurry of legislative activity and major accomplishments by the House of Representatives. Congress completed work on two major pieces of legislation: H.R. 5122, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, and H.R. 4297, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005.
The completion of these measures represents important victories in two major areas of concern: lower taxes for Americans and increased military and defense capabilities.
National Defense Authorization
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 is the annual funding blueprint for the Department of Defense and America's military activities.
This bill reflects the continuing threat our country faces, and its passage will help ensure that we continue to stay one step ahead of the enemy.
Some of the important provisions of this legislation include:

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