Grassley introduces bill to strengthen penalties for sexual offenses against children; Jetseta Gage case cited May 14, 2008Posted by John in Crime/Courts, Law.
Tags: Adam Walsh, Child Pornography, child sex trafficking, chuck grassley, James Bentley, Jetseta Gage, Legislation, Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Ac, Roger Bentley, S. 3014, sex offenders, Sex Offenses
In 2005, Grassley introduced legislation named after Jetseta Gage, a 10-year old Cedar Rapids girl who was sexually assaulted and murdered by a registered sex offender. A modified version of “Jetseta’s Bill” was incorporated into the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety bill. “Jetseta’s Bill” created mandatory minimums of imprisonment for criminals who committed murder, kidnapping, or serious bodily harm against children.
“We made a good start in the Adam Walsh bill, but it’s not enough for people who commit these despicable crimes,” Grassley said. …
“S. 3014: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen penalties for child pornography offenses, child sex trafficking offenses, and other sexual offenses committed against children.”
Also referred to as The “Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Act of 2008.”
Grassley introduces bill to recognize life and work of Congressman Henry Hyde of Illinois December 13, 2007Posted by John in Government.
Tags: chuck grassley, Henry Hyde, Illinois, iowa, Legislation, U.S. Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
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Appears in yesterday’s Congressional Record [PDF]:
Mr. GRASSLEY. Mr. President, today, I am introducing a Senate resolution to honor the life and work of Congressman Henry John Hyde of Illinois. I authored this resolution because I knew Henry Hyde for over 20 years. In fact, he and I were 2 of 16 Republicans who were first elected to the House of Representatives in 1974. …
OMB Director Jim Nussle calls spending bill ‘not fiscally responsible’; warns of Bush veto December 9, 2007Posted by John in Government, Political.
Tags: george w. bush, Government shutdown, Jim Nussle, Legislation, Office of Management and Budget, President Bush, U.S. Congress, White House
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Former Iowa Rep. Jim Nussle released this statement yesterday:
According to news reports today, House and Senate Democratic leaders are nearing agreement among themselves on a mammoth omnibus spending bill, two-and-a-half months after the end of the last fiscal year.
Although the Administration has not seen the legislation, according to press reports it would include 18 billion in additional domestic and emergency spending above the President’s budget. When added to emergency domestic spending Congress already included in the Defense Appropriations bill, this so-called compromise would result in more excess spending than even the Democrats’ original budget included.
This is not fiscally responsible. Our economic growth and job creation cannot be taken for granted, and Congress should not burden taxpayers with billions of dollars in additional wasteful spending.
Press reports also suggest that the Democrats in Congress believe this excessive spending is the price for providing a fraction of the funding requested for our troops in the field. Instead of trying to leverage troop-funding for more pork-barrel spending, Congress ought to pass responsible appropriations bills and the funding for the troops our commanders say they need to build on their battlefield successes.
If presented a bill like the one described in today’s press reports, the President would veto it. If Congress insists on sending the President a budget-busting bill they know he will veto and that will not become law, they should also pass a continuing resolution that keeps the government running and provides the troops in the field the funds they need without disrupting the operations of the Department of Defense and the lives of hundreds of thousands of its employees and men and women in uniform.