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LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Chairman Michael Bodnar On September 18, 2014 both the House and Senate passed H.J. Res. 124, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, Fiscal Year 2015, funding the federal government from October 1st through Dec 11th and sent it to the President for his signature.  September 19th President Obama signed into law P.L. 113-164 (H.J. Res. 124), keeping the federal government operating... 
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Philly VA Medical Center renamed for Medal of Honor Recipient Clears Senate

Toomey’s Bill to Rename Philly VA Medical Center for Medal of Honor Recipient Clears Senate The Woodland Avenue Veterans Affairs Medical Center is one step closer to being renamed after Corporal Michael J. Crescenz, Philadelphia’s only Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War era. At the beginning of this Congress, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) introduced a bipartisan bill to change the name... 
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Armed Forces Blood Program

ASBP – The Armed Forces Blood Program – www.militaryblood.dod.mil This program was established in 1952 to provide blood for military personnel and their families worldwide.  The ASBP has more than 20 blood centers worldwide, but it’s only fair to point out that none are located in New England.  As a Vet having been wounded or otherwise injured and in need of life saving blood since the early... 
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Why do we remember?

Pearl Harbor: What it meant, why we remember The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed the U.S. Pacific Fleet, or so many Americans believe. But six months later, that “crippled” fleet defeated a massive Japanese task force at Midway. Ninety-six ships were in the Navy yard at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Of these, the Japanese sank or damaged only 18, and 11 were back in service within a year. The... 
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