Pass the Commemorative Coin Act.
We've seen it time and again: one chamber in Congress passes a bill with overwhelming support, yet it gets bogged down on the other side of Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, that's what has happened to legislation that would help raise valuable funding for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.
The Senate version of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Commemorative coins are coins that were issued to commemorate some particular event or issue. Most world commemorative coins were issued from the 1960s onward, although there are numerous examples of commemorative coins of earlier date. Act (S.633) passed by unanimous consent In parliamentary procedure, unanimous consent, also known as general consent, is a situation in which no one present objects. The chair may state, for instance: "If there is no objection, the motion will be adopted. [pause] Since there is no objection, the motion is adopted. this summer. The House companion bill (H.R.1951) has 201 co-sponsors, yet the measure has been stalled in the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology.
Introduced in the Senate in March 2005 by Senator Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and in the House in April 2005 by Representative Sue Kelly (R-N R-N Raion (Russian, district; used in postal addresses) .Y.), the measure would authorize To empower another with the legal right to perform an action.
The Constitution authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce.
authorize v. to officially empower someone to act. (See: authority) the Treasury Department to mint commemorative com·mem·o·ra·tive
Honoring or preserving the memory of another.
Something that honors or preserves the memory of another.
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A surcharge is an added liability imposed on something that is already due, such as a tax on tax. It also refers to the penalty a court can impose on a fiduciary for breaching a duty. proceeds from their sale to the memorial. This important legislation is designed to provide another avenue for raising funds to complete the construction of the memorial. The estimated total cost of the memorial is over $60 million.
When completed, the memorial will be a solemn declaration that America honors and reveres the sacrifices of disabled veterans. It will be a reminder to future generations that courage and duty and honor are not lost values. And with so many Americans serving and sacrificing in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, we believe such a reminder is, unfortunately, very necessary.
Since it was authorized au·thor·ize
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1. To grant authority or power to.
2. To give permission for; sanction: by Congress in 2000, the memorial has cleared a number of hurdles needed to become a reality. The site has been selected and approved. The design concept was accepted by the National Capital Planning Commission The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is a government agency that provides planning guidance for Washington, D.C. and the surrounding communities. In addition to the District of Columbia, the NCPC has planning authority in Montgomery County, Maryland; Prince George's and the Commission of Fine Arts in 2004. The next hurdle is the design approval process.
With the fundraising and construction ongoing, it is anticipated that the memorial will be dedicated in 2010.
DAV See WebDAV. Departments, Chapters and our individual members have really been generous with their donations, as have other veterans service organizations and private citizens. The campaign for corporate support is underway and gaining momentum.
But urgent action is needed to help ensure passage of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act before the 109th Congress adjourns. DAV members and their families are urged to contact your Representative now and ask them to support H.R. 1951.
To find out if your Representative is a co-sponsor of the bill or to send an e-mail message urging support for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act, visit the Legislative Action Center on the DAV Web site www.dav.org.
By supporting the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act Congress will be recognizing the veterans who have courageously answered our country's call and who now carry the scars of war every day. The measure will honor their sacrifices and will help us realize our goal of building the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.
As advocates for disabled veterans, I believe we have a duty to make sure the American public understands and honors the sacrifices made by disabled veterans for our country. And those sacrifices represent the cost of freedom, a price that disabled veterans and their families continue to pay every day for the rest of their lives. The coin and the memorial will help us accomplish that mission.