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Note- We wrote him May 19 and received his June 9th dated letter on 24th June 1994.

June 9, 1994

BILL K. BREWSTER
3D DISTRICT

OKLAHOMA
WASHINGTON OFFICE
1727 LONGWORTH HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON D.C. 20515-3603

Mr. Gary Polson
President
Strength Tech, Inc.
P.O. Box 1381
Stillwater OK 74076

Dear Mr. Polson:

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding an amendment to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) which would prevent prisoners from participating in strength training activities. I appreciate you taking the time to write on this issue.

During floor consideration of the VCCLEA, over 60 amendments were offered on the bill. Several of these amendments passed and greatly changed the final language of the bill. The House adopted (402-22) an amendment that would require the Federal Bureau of Prisons to prevent prisoners from strength-training or any activities such as weight-lifting, that may increase their fighting abilities and to remove all equipment which aids in such purposes. As Congress continues to address this issue, I will cetainly keep your views in mind. Per your request, I am enclosing a copy of Congresswoman Pryce's Amendent in this regard.

Once again, thank you for sharing your view. I always appreciate hearing form concerned Oklahomans.

Sincerely,

Bill K. Brewster
Member of Congress

BB/mc

Attached was page H2512 of the Congressional Record - House April 20, 1994 with a column recording Mrs. Pryce's one minute request for support for the PRYCE-STUPAK AMENDMENT to the Crime Bill.


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