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  •  One further point - "intent" as it relates to (8+ / 0-)

    a Congressional Bill, is embodied within the Congressional Record to the extent that it is not embedded within the language of the Bill.  (I have not looked but) If this particular point of the law was not discussed during the process of passing the Bill, there IS no additional intent, and any court would absolutely defer to whatever the plain meaning of the Bill's language is.

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