What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Adequate Funding for Homeland Security : H.R. 1588. Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization/Vote to Allow the Secretary of Defense to Assign Members of the Armed Forces to Border Protection Activities. (2003 house Roll Call 206)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 1588. Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization/Vote to Allow the Secretary of Defense to Assign Members of the Armed Forces to Border Protection Activities.
house Roll Call 206     May 21, 2003
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Congressman Goode (R-VA) offered an amendment to the $400.5 billion defense authorization bill which would allow the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the armed forces to border protection activities. Progressives opposed the Goode proposal because, in their view, military personnel, who are trained for combat rather than border policing, should be reserved for military operations. During debate on the issue, Progressives also pointed out that border protection falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and not the military; border protection, Progressives argued, should therefore be conducted by employees of the DHS. The Goode measure was adopted on a 250-179 vote.

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