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fe duh ruh lahyz

  • v  unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
  • v  put under the control and authority of a federal government
  • v  enter into a league for a common purpose

  • Others have suggested that the President get more power to order a mandatory evacuation or federalize troops.
  • Another key chairman-to-be, Joseph Biden, who will take over the Foreign Relations Committee in January, was miffed that the commission dismissed his proposal to federalize Iraq .
  • Beyond a push to federalize airport workers, the Senate measure mirrors the House plan; it provides the same funding for federal marshals on commercial flights and mandates more .

  • President Bush in Scientific American
    Bush told a Pennsylvania business group that he rejected the initiative, because the Democratic-controlled Congress was trying to "federalize health care."
  • Don Young in Anchorage Daily News (registration)
    This bill is another deliberate attempt by radicals to federalize our country and defy the core principles upon which it was founded,Young said.
  • Patrick Leahy in San Francisco Chronicle
    I do not believe that sweeping new federal crimes, which federalize the kind of street crime that states have traditionally addressed and can address well with the adequate resources, are the right way to go,Leahy said in a statement.

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