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Wednesday, October 20, 2004 12:10:07 AM

Re: GordonGekko99 post# 75260

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Kerry has sponsored only five bills which have been passed by both the Senate and the House in their original form, an average of one bill every four years. They include these momentous pieces of legislation:

* S.791: Authorizes $53 million over four years to provide grants to woman-owned small businesses. (1999)

* S.1206: Names a federal building in Waltham, Massachusetts after Frederick C. Murphy, who was killed in action during World War II and awarded (posthumously) the Medal of Honor. (1994)

* S.1636: A save-the-dolphins measure aiming "to improve the program to reduce the incidental taking of marine mammals during the course of commercial fishing operations." (1994)

* S.1563: Funding the National Sea Grant College Program, which supports university-based research, public education, and other projects "to promote better understanding, conservation and use of America’s coastal resources." (1991)

* S.423: Granting a visa and admission to the U.S. as a permanent resident to Kil Joon Yu Callahan. (1987)

He also authored two bills which were passed with some slight modifications. These two momentous achievements were:

H.R.1900 (S.300): Awarded a congressional gold medal to Jackie Robinson(posthumously), and called for a national day of recognition. (2003)

H.R.1860 (S.856): Increased the maximum research grants for small businesses from $500,000 to $750,000 under the Small Business Technology Transfer Program. (2001)


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