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* Correction - Location Change: Congressman Bill Posey to Outline 2010 Legislative Priorities

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Due to an overwhelming RSVP response, Congressman Bill Posey (Rockledge) will change the location of two of his community forums for Brevard County and Indian River County. See details listed below. The time of the events remains unchanged. Congressman Posey will hold meetings and community forums with constituents and local leaders in Indian River, Osceola and Brevard Counties to…

Posey Introduces Deficit Reduction Check-Off Legislation

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Today, Congressman Bill Posey introduced the Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act, legislation designed to give the American people a stronger voice in reigning-in out of control government spending. Posey’s bill, H.R. 4308, which already has the support of 17 of his colleagues, would create a means by which the American taxpayer could put a small portion of their tax refunds toward deficit…

Posey: Congress Should Vote on Clean Defense Bill

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) joined 173 of his House colleagues in writing to Speaker Pelosi requesting a clean Defense Appropriations bill that only funds the troops and not a list of unrelated items that may have problems passing on their own merits. The letter was sent on the eve of news that Speaker Pelosi was considering using the Defense bill to authorize another $1.9…

Posey Helps Constituents Send Holiday Cheer to Wounded Soldiers

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As the nation prepares to celebrate the Christmas and Hanukkah season, Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) is asking constituents to keep in mind our brave men and women in uniform who have suffered injuries in the defense of our great nation by sending a message of thanks and holiday cheer. “I’m asking folks if they would like to send a card to wounded soldiers recovering at Walter…

House Continues Spending Spree

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The House of Representatives considered and approved omnibus appropriation legislation today that rolls six appropriations bills into a single 2,500-page bill spending over $350 billion dollars. The omnibus legislation increases spending on these bills by 12% over last year and represents a 24% increase over FY 2008 spending. “The road to perpetual indebtedness continues to be paved…

House Brings “Death Tax” Back to Life

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Today Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) opposed legislation offered by the Majority to make the “Death Tax” permanent with a top rate of 45%. Under current law the Death Tax will be 0% for 2010. “The death tax should be allowed to die, yet this bill with its deceiving title, gives it new life,” said Congressman Posey. “Congress needs to start putting policies in place to create the…

Congressman Posey’s Statement on Afghanistan

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement regarding the President’s speech on the future of the War in Afghanistan: “We must do everything we can to ensure that our armed forces, and those of our Allies currently serving in Afghanistan, emerge victorious in this battle against an enemy which is intent on causing us harm,” said Congressman Posey. “To allow…

House Passes Chinese Drywall Resolution

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The House of Representatives today passed a resolution cosponsored by Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) to encourage banks and mortgage service providers to work with families affected by contaminated drywall and to allow temporary forbearance without penalty on payments on their home mortgages. The resolution is nonbinding but serves to raise awareness to the unfortunate situation…

Stimulus Website Should Review All Errors, Track Taxpayer Funds

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) said after reading a report published yesterday by ABC News that the Recovery Board in charge of stimulus funds should begin to track the errors that were made to ensure taxpayer funds are going where they are supposed to be going. The news outlet published a story about millions of dollars in stimulus funds that are listed on Recovery.gov, the…

Congressman Bill Posey’s Statement Honoring the Nation’s Veterans

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement honoring the many brave men and women who sacrificed so much to serve in our nation’s Armed Forces: “On this day, we honor the many veterans who have given of themselves to defend and protect our liberties, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that future generations of Americans could enjoy the…

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