Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger: "Washington, DC - The Maryland Congressman who started a program to help U.S. troops fly home on donated frequent flyer miles says a new report from the Library of Congress reveals that a plan for the government to begin paying for the flights falls short of the funds required.

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) released a memo from the Library's Congressional Research Service (CRS), which says the $55 million recently appropriated by Congress to pay for soldier's domestic flights, ' not sufficient to ensure each and every service member on R&R would receive travel assistance to his or her home.' The report noted that officials of the Department of Defense told CRS that the total cost of a program to pay for R&R travel all the way home would mean the $55 million would run out in a matter of a few months."

I got 10G for these folks. Match-up warmongers.

Heck of an idea, BTW.

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