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house Bill H.R. 1702

Waiving Permit Application Fees for Veterans Events at Federal War Memorials

Argument in favor

Veterans have sacrificed greatly to protect the freedom and liberties we enjoy, they shouldn’t have to pay an application fee when seeking a permit for an event at a federal war memorial.

burrkitty's Opinion
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05/27/2019
Sure. I thought they did this already a couple years ago. Why didn’t it pass the last time?
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Zoe jane's Opinion
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05/27/2019
We already paid our fees to hold these events celebrating our warrior kin. We did so in blood. From the revolutionary war, to today. Veteran events should be exempt from any and all fees.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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05/27/2019
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻Why the Heck NOT.....the “Free Veterans From Fees Act” 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 I STRONGLY agree with and recommend the passage of the House bill H.R. 1702 AKA known as the Free Veterans From Fees Act which would waive the special use permit application fee for veteran groups applying for a permit at war memorials on federal land to hold an event honoring veterans. SneakyPete......... 👍🏻👍🏻HR.1702👍🏻👍🏻. 5.27.19.....
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Argument opposed

Application fees exist to help the agencies that manage public land and resources cover the cost of processing them, veterans shouldn’t get fees waived for events at federal war memorials.

Ray's Opinion
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05/27/2019
This is a political bill to further divide us and to say the the congressman is doing something. Mr. Congressman, why don’t you do something 99% of people want you to do, ie protect free and fair election, our democracy, our clean air and water, our healthcare, unfair tax laws that benefits the 1% and large corporations.
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Eric's Opinion
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05/27/2019
A meaningless bill to pad a politician's resume. Give veterans real support out of the bloated military budget, not this token garbage.
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CaptJack's Opinion
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05/27/2019
I want to support this. But why have the government give an advantage to one subject of speech over another? If the government can have double standards for different types of public events it serves as a tacit endorsement of one group’s speech over others.
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    Sure. I thought they did this already a couple years ago. Why didn’t it pass the last time?
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    This is a political bill to further divide us and to say the the congressman is doing something. Mr. Congressman, why don’t you do something 99% of people want you to do, ie protect free and fair election, our democracy, our clean air and water, our healthcare, unfair tax laws that benefits the 1% and large corporations.
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    👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻Why the Heck NOT.....the “Free Veterans From Fees Act” 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 I STRONGLY agree with and recommend the passage of the House bill H.R. 1702 AKA known as the Free Veterans From Fees Act which would waive the special use permit application fee for veteran groups applying for a permit at war memorials on federal land to hold an event honoring veterans. SneakyPete......... 👍🏻👍🏻HR.1702👍🏻👍🏻. 5.27.19.....
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    We already paid our fees to hold these events celebrating our warrior kin. We did so in blood. From the revolutionary war, to today. Veteran events should be exempt from any and all fees.
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    A meaningless bill to pad a politician's resume. Give veterans real support out of the bloated military budget, not this token garbage.
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    Yes & how about doing more than just token gestures. How about giving veterans complete healthcare, including mental health? How about education, job placement & housing? What is being done to address homelessness, substance abuse & suicide of those who have served?
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    I’m strongly in favor and recommend passage of this bill as written. #MAGA
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    Sounds like a plan. Ok, you liberals, what’s your injection of this proposal?
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    Of course we should.
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    Of course.
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    Why not? I'm as liberal as they come, and completely anti-war, but remembering those who died in service to their nation is not a liberal-vs-conservative issue, no matter how hard some my want to twist this issue to "own the libs."
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    Vets shouldn’t have to pay to see their own monuments.
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    Why would veterans have to get a permit to honor veterans of the past in the first place. Haven’t those that gave their lives for the US and those veterans still alive and serving presently paid enough???
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    I want to support this. But why have the government give an advantage to one subject of speech over another? If the government can have double standards for different types of public events it serves as a tacit endorsement of one group’s speech over others.
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    Any Veteran event should be free.
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    Last Congress, lead cosponsor Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) added: “The Free Veterans from Fees Act is a small way to show the appreciation and respect that our country has for our veterans who have sacrificed so much both at home and abroad. We should do all we can to empower our veterans as we pay tribute to our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. I thank Congressman Rothfus for his dedication to serving veterans.”
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    Absolutely. Make it so🗽
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    Why is this not already the case? This is not a partisan issue. Get it done.
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    It is the least we can do for our Vets.
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    If these men and women who have served their country already sacrificed so much time and effort for their country, then they should definitely gain benefits like this.
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