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    It is estimated that S.22 is about 15-20 votes shy of passing. Please call your Reps today! This is going to be a close vote.


    In the event the CDRPA does not pass as part of S.22, Rep. Tammy Baldwin reintroduced it under H.R. 307 on 1/08/09. Steps are already in place to keep this bill alive if it doesn't pass today.
    "Our lives begin to end the day
    we become silent about things that matter."
    - Martin Luther King Jr

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      Here is a summary of S 22 for background:


      S. 22: The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

      This omnibus legislation combines more than 160 individual measures reported by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during the 110th Congress, including 73 bills already passed by the House. The Senate has elected to combine these measures for procedural reasons and passed the bill 73-21 on January 15, 2009.

      The bill includes measures affecting the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Geological Survey within the Department of the Interior as well as the Forest Service within the Agriculture Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Commerce Department and the Smithsonian Institution. The package combines wilderness designations, land conveyances and exchanges, river and trail designations, historic preservation measures, and important water settlements.

      Among the bill’s most prominent individual pieces are wilderness proposals in West Virginia, California, New Mexico, Colorado and Oregon, authorization for the National Landscape Conservation System within the BLM, important forest landscape restoration legislation, the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement, and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act.

      Enactment of S. 22 will strengthen our National Park System as it nears its centennial anniversary, improve forest health, facilitate better management of our public lands through authorization of the National Landscape Conservation System and increase the quantity and quality of water provided to numerous local communities. In addition, invaluable historic and cultural resources, including the sacred ground of American battlefields, will receive better protection under this legislation.

      The bill will include an amendment regarding management of hunting, fishing and trapping which has the full support of the National Rifle Association.

      Each of these bills is an important accomplishment for its sponsor and the constituents who support it; taken as a whole, this package is truly landmark legislation which will improve the quality of life for millions of people in communities across the country.

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        Vote on S 22

        We expect the vote to occur around 11:15.

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          thanks cubsfan,

          i've been reading opponent aurguments for a while, pressures been building

          many special interests besides ours.

          spoke with my rep aide, he said stephanie's still undecided

          please call
          http://justadollarplease.org/

          2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

          "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

          .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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            what happened no vote?
            http://justadollarplease.org/

            2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

            "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

            .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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              Originally posted by Leo View Post
              what happened no vote?
              Votes on all bills debated this morning were postponed to happen after all bills were debated, which should be soon.

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                During this time, it would be helpful to focus on calls to the following Reps. -

                Charlie Dent R-PA Health Aide-Laura 202-225-6411

                Frank Wolf R-VA Health Aide-Jillian Pevo 202-225-5136

                John McHugh R-NY Health Aide-Mike Holland 202-225-4611
                "Our lives begin to end the day
                we become silent about things that matter."
                - Martin Luther King Jr

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                  Vote on S 22 -- close but not quite

                  The final vote on S 22, the public lands bill that included CDRPA, fell two votes short of the 2/3 vote necessary to pass. It was much closer than anyone expected, which in a way makes it even more painful. But it is still a positive sign. I think the calls from ccers helped; at least one of the members who got a call today from a cc'er (Leo), Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, had concerns about other parts of the bill and hadn't decided how to vote as of this morning but ultimately voted for it and two of the three members IMHopeful mentioned above voted yes (Charlie Dent and Frank Wolf). The vote was 282-144, so if two votes had changed it would have passed 284-142. You can see how members voted here:

                  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll117.xml

                  I am not sure what happens next, other people in my office are working on it. What I can tell you is that this bill and the items contained in it are getting a lot of attention and it isn't a matter of if we will get them done but when and how, with the answer on when being sooner rather than later.

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                    Tune in to CNN’s Larry King Live tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern!
                    Guest host, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, will interview Alexandra Reeve Givens and Reeve Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors Peter Kiernan about President Obama’s executive order and its implications. Alexandra will discuss her father’s legacy and how she felt hearing the President deliver such an eloquent tribute to her father and stepmother.
                    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

                    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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                      Originally posted by cubsfandc View Post
                      . What I can tell you is that this bill and the items contained in it are getting a lot of attention and it isn't a matter of if we will get them done but when and how, with the answer on when being sooner rather than later.
                      That's good to know thanks Ed.
                      Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                        Originally posted by leschinsky View Post
                        That's good to know thanks Ed.
                        Since the vote was so close there have already been several conversations about what changes could be made that would allow the bill to pass the House without causing too many problems in the Senate. From what I know, it sounds very encouraging. It will take a while longer, because if the House makes any changes the Senate will have to consider the bill again which could take some time, but the House won't make any changes without checking with the Senate to make sure the Senate can pass it again.

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                          Ed, can you think of any undecided or swing votes, i notice a few who didn't vote.
                          http://justadollarplease.org/

                          2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

                          "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

                          .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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                            Originally posted by Leo View Post
                            Ed, can you think of any undecided or swing votes, i notice a few who didn't vote.
                            I'm not close enough to it to have a good list of potential swing votes, but my undersanding is that we got all of the potential Democratic votes on S 22 so the goal is to get a couple more Repubilcan votes. I think the best target group for CCers to contact would be Republicans who have cosponsored CDRPA this year or in the past but voted against S 22 yesterday to remind them that CDRPA is included in S 22 and the SCI community is paying attention to the votes on S 22.

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                              thanks Ed,

                              i hope this link works, let me know

                              http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll117.xml#NV

                              who are the nays or non votes who cosponsored cdrpa

                              we can do this
                              Last edited by Leo; 12 Mar 2009, 3:22 PM. Reason: update
                              http://justadollarplease.org/

                              2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

                              "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

                              .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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                                someone want to double check this

                                cosponsors who voted no

                                Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 6/26/2007
                                Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-8] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Pryce, Deborah [OH-15] - 10/10/2007
                                Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] - 3/28/2007

                                -----------------------


                                Rep Allen, Thomas H. [ME-1] - 6/6/2007
                                Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 8/1/2007
                                Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 7/12/2007
                                Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] - 3/28/2007
                                Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 3/28/2007
                                Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 7/12/2007
                                Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 5/8/2007
                                Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 6/6/2007
                                Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Gilchrest, Wayne T. [MD-1] - 5/3/2007
                                Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] - 9/27/2007
                                Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 5/3/2007
                                Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 7/12/2007
                                Rep Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie [SD] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 6/26/2007
                                Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 5/24/2007
                                Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] - 9/26/2007
                                Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 5/3/2007
                                Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5] - 8/1/2007
                                Rep Lampson, Nick [TX-22] - 5/24/2007
                                Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 3/28/2007
                                Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 6/26/2007
                                Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 6/6/2007
                                Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 6/26/2007
                                Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 6/6/2007
                                Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-8] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 9/26/2007
                                Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 6/6/2007
                                Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 5/8/2007
                                Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep McNulty, Michael R. [NY-21] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Meehan, Martin T. [MA-5] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 8/1/2007
                                Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] - 6/6/2007
                                Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 6/6/2007
                                Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 5/8/2007
                                Rep Pryce, Deborah [OH-15] - 10/10/2007
                                Rep Ramstad, Jim [MN-3] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 5/8/2007
                                Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 6/6/2007
                                Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] - 5/24/2007
                                Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] - 5/1/2007
                                Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 4/18/2007
                                Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 5/8/2007
                                Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 5/3/2007
                                Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] - 6/14/2007
                                Rep Wynn, Albert Russell [MD-4] - 5/24/2007
                                Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] - 5/3/2007
                                Rep Young, C.W. Bill [FL-10] - 6/6/2007

                                land vote link

                                http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll117.xml#NV
                                Last edited by Leo; 12 Mar 2009, 4:16 PM. Reason: update
                                http://justadollarplease.org/

                                2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

                                "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

                                .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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