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Abercrombie Refutes Bush Statements on "Terrorist Trial" Legislation
10/18/2006 Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie today issued the following point-by-point rebuttal of comments by President George W. Bush as he signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law this week in Washington D.C.  The legislation gives the President unprecedented authority to decide which techniques U.S. interrogators can legally use in questioning detainees suspected of terrorism or support for terrorist organizations.  The bill also gives the President the ability to interpret international standards for prisoner treatment when an act does not fall under the definition of a war crime, such as rape and torture, and bars detainees from going to federal court to protest their treatment and detention. ...more»

"The Iraq War has Left Our Nation With a Broken Military Force." Congressman Jack Murtha & Congressman Neil Abercrombie
10/5/2006 Washington, DC -- Congressman Neil Abercrombie, Ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, and Congressman Jack Murtha (PA), Ranking Democrat on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, held a videoconference today at the Prince Kuhio Federal Building to discuss the state of U.S. Military Readiness.  Rep. Murtha participated from his district office in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ...more»

Defense Bill Requires Army to Report on Military Training after Makua Valley Range Closing
9/29/2006 Washington, DC -- The 2007 Defense Authorization bill passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives includes a provision by Congressman Neil Abercrombie requiring the Army to plan and prepare for military training after the Makua Valley Range is closed. ...more»

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