NEWS Release


U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick

House of Representative Seal

Representing North Carolina’s Ninth District                                                                        

February 15, 2008
Contact:  Andy Polk
(202) 225-1976

Rep. Myrick Signs onto Military Freedom Act


(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (NC-9) announced that she has cosponsored the Military Freedom Act (HR 5462). Congressman Louis Gohmert of Texas introduced this legislation in response to the City of Berkeley, California. They obstructed military recruiters from doing their duty, and labeled them “unwelcome intruders.” 

“The men and women in the military protect us and our freedoms. They did not deserve the unbelievably poor treatment they received in Berkeley. This legislation will makes towns like Berkeley think twice before they disrespect our military and their recruiters,” said Rep. Myrick.     

The Military Freedom Act would deny Federal funds for any state, city, county, or other political subdivision of a state that prohibits or restricts the establishment or operation of a military recruiting office. It covers all Federal funds, whether made available by appropriation, grant, award, contract, or any other means to a state or a political subdivision of a state.


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