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SBP DIC OFFSET FACTS
SBP-DIC OFFSET FACTS
> From Edith Smith, MOAA Surviving Spouse
> HR 1594: Three House Committees of Jurisdiction for the Repeal of the SBP/DIC offset. I spent some time compiling statistics that may be helpful in educating your Member of Congress.
> House Armed Services Committee (HASC) 63 Members...
> 66% are co-sponsors of HR 1594 (42 of 63 Members) (6 of 7 Subcommittee Chairman - Dr. Heck supported by holding a Hearing)
> Personnel Subcommittee 14 Members - 11 are co-sponsors (71%)...(not co-sponsoring - Rep. Heck, NV; Cook, CA; (retired Marine Col.), and Speier, CA
> House Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee 68% are co-sponsors ---16 Members 5 are not co-sponsors Frelinghusen, NJ, Chr.; Visclosky, IN, Ranking Member; Aderholt, AL; Diaz-Balart, FL, Graves, MO (I did not research the whole Committee.)
> House Budget Committee 36 Members - 15 co-sponsors (42%) The budget Committee does not have subcommittees...
> The percentages are a good representation - enough to pass in Armed Services and Appropriations...if they would vote their co-sponsorship...we just need to make quantity contacts to make your voices heard. I would say that the Members are educated and support on principle...the Members need to know their constituents have a strong desire to have successful passage by the House.
> Co-sponsors can't be registered until after the election...but the more co-sponsors, the more compelling and more competitive the bill is for funding. I hope someone will check my math!!