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    just goes to show u, never take a vote for granted...I sure thought this was a slam dunk


    Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 6/26/2007 (202) 225-2661
    Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-8] - 6/14/2007 Phone: 202/225-6531
    Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 5/1/2007 (202)225-4155
    Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] - 6/14/2007 (202) 225-5355
    Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 5/1/2007 (202-225-4404

    Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] - 6/14/2007 202-225-1002
    Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 4/18/2007 (202) 225-4376
    Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] - 6/14/2007 202-225-4276
    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
      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

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      http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll117.xml#NV
      Barbara Lee, Jim Moran and Patrick Murphy all voted yes on S 22. It was Christopher Lee (R-NY), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Tim Murphy (R-PA) who voted no. Still leaves seven targets for CCers to call, starting with Gus Bilirakis who was the principal sponsor of an earlier version of CDRPA and whose father was the primary sponsor of CRPA before he retired.

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        I'm sorry -- I don't understand. It's S22 coming up again? What should we ask these reps to do, and when would be the most effective time to call?

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          Originally posted by Random View Post
          I'm sorry -- I don't understand. It's S22 coming up again? What should we ask these reps to do, and when would be the most effective time to call?
          Yes. There are still discussions about exactly when and how it will be brought back up and whether the House will vote on it again with some changes or the Senate will pass a new version (which would have a new bill number), but there is a strong desire to revive the bill sooner than later. Because it is an omnibus bill with many individual bills packaged together, there are a lot of people with an interest in getting it passed.

          As far as the message, I would suggest making sure they were aware that CDRPA was part of S 22, express disappointment that they voted against it and encourage them to reconsider and vote for S 22 (you may want to refer to it as the public lands bill, since people are more likely to recognize the bill name than the number) when it comes up for a vote again.

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            This article is about S 22, the public lands bill to which CDRPA was added.

            ENVIRONMENT
            Dems Might Devise Strategy To Pass Lands Bill By Majority
            Friday, March 13, 2009
            by Darren Goode


            House Democrats are working on a strategy to pass a package of public lands, water and natural resources bills that would require only majority support and no amendments, key lawmakers said Thursday.

            Democratic leaders fell two votes shy Wednesday of the two-thirds support needed to expedite the package of 166 bills under suspension of House rules, which does not allow for amendments.

            The idea now would be to have the Senate use another bill as the vehicle for the package before sending it back to the House. The House then would vote to concur with the Senate amendment, which does not require allowing Republicans the chance to offer a substitute. This could be done to require either majority support or two-thirds support under suspension of House rules.

            It echoes what happened last year when the Senate used a mental health parity bill as the vehicle to pass a financial services rescue package and a tax extenders plan.

            House Majority Leader Hoyer said Thursday the lands package might come back up under either suspension or a rule. He called it a "very good" package that might have the support of two-thirds of voting lawmakers if brought up again.

            But according to House Natural Resources National Parks Subcommittee Chairman Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., Democrats are likely to seek only majority support and not allow amendments.

            Natural Resources ranking member Doc Hastings is also expecting that. "It's exactly the same thing," he said.

            A House GOP aide predicted Senate Majority Leader Reid would likely take a bill from Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., protecting Revolutionary War battlefields that passed in the omnibus spending bill and replace its contents with the lands package.

            A Reid spokeswoman said this was a possibility. Reid Thursday filed a cloture motion on the package, which will ripen Monday.

            A similar version of the package overcame a filibuster in January. It was delayed for months by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who said it contained frivolous spending.

            House Democrats this week modified that Senate package by adding language from Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., clarifying it would not block hunting, fishing, trapping and other recreational activities.

            Grijalva dismissed GOP critics who complain that the package should be open to multiple amendments. "The issue now is not embrace, streamline and make the legislation better. It is to stop it," Grijalva said. "It's had its fair hearing, it's had regular order." Supporters of the package say 73 of the 166 bills were previously passed by the House and another 20 were reviewed in committee.

            The package got 282 votes in the House -- including 34 Republicans and all but three Democrats -- more than a majority.

            Republicans say 19 of the bills would block energy production, including a House-passed bill that designates the Taunton River in Massachusetts as part of the National Park Service's Wild and Scenic River program. Republicans said it would kill a proposed liquefied natural gas facility along the river.

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              There was a article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune Sunday about all the Minnesota reps and senators. The article was about "pork" spending. Both Bachman and Kline have said that they will not vote for any bill that has any "pork" in it. Would it be worth me while to contact them? I do not live in either of their districts. (Jim Oberstar is my rep.)

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                kathy i'd say for sure call your guy.

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                thined the list a bit more,



                Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-8] - 6/14/2007 Phone: 202/225-6531
                Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 5/1/2007 (202)225-4155
                Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] - 6/14/2007 (202) 225-5355
                Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 5/1/2007 (202-225-4404

                Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] - 6/14/2007 202-225-1002

                Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] - 3/28/2007 202-225-5755

                like Ed said Gus and his dad have been long time supporters of CDRPA

                You would be asking these folks to change their vote if s22 lands package bill comes to a vote, CDRPA is in it.
                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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                  wow, this is a surprise. i voted for bilirakis only because he was a co-sponsor. i'll definitely call his office tomorrow.

                  Update: I called his DC office (202-225-5755) and spoke to a Matthew who assured me that they take all requests seriously and would pass on the message to please support S22. I did give him a little background and told him about the correspondence I had with Gus' father and how very important the CDRPA bill is to the SCI community yadda yadda.
                  Last edited by antiquity; 18 Mar 2009, 10:52 AM.

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                    Update on the CDRPA -I feel like crying.....

                    TEARS OF JOY!!!!!!

                    The House/Senate did not give up on the Public Lands Omnibus Bill, including the CDRPA and inserted the language from S.22 into a different bill, H.R. 146. Sen. Coburn had six amendments to add to the bill. You’re probably thinking he wanted to torpedo the CDRPA. HE DID NOT!!!!!! His amendments have no bearing on the CDRPA. The CDRPA will once again pass the Senate, thanks to the Lands package (thanks to Harkin & Reid), and will go to the House next week where it is expected that this time, there will be no problems with passing- this is all fantastically exciting!
                    Starting with today, in less than 2 weeks the CDRPA could finally, finally, finally, be law!
                    We have had enormous support from several key legislators on Capitol Hill. They are Sens. Reid and Harkin, Reps. Baldwin and Langevin. Please take some time to write or call and thank them for their efforts on this bill.
                    “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” ~ Christopher Reeve



                    "Our lives begin to end the day
                    we become silent about things that matter."
                    - Martin Luther King Jr

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                      Originally posted by IMHopeful View Post
                      TEARS OF JOY!!!!!!

                      The House/Senate did not give up on the Public Lands Omnibus Bill, including the CDRPA and inserted the language from S.22 into a different bill, H.R. 146. Sen. Coburn had six amendments to add to the bill. You’re probably thinking he wanted to torpedo the CDRPA. HE DID NOT!!!!!! His amendments have no bearing on the CDRPA. The CDRPA will once again pass the Senate, thanks to the Lands package (thanks to Harkin & Reid), and will go to the House next week where it is expected that this time, there will be no problems with passing- this is all fantastically exciting!
                      Starting with today, in less than 2 weeks the CDRPA could finally, finally, finally, be law!
                      We have had enormous support from several key legislators on Capitol Hill. They are Sens. Reid and Harkin, Reps. Baldwin and Langevin. Please take some time to write or call and thank them for their efforts on this bill.
                      “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” ~ Christopher Reeve


                      Cool. So what does this mean?

                      Does the bill have a new number? Why is this more likely to pass?

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                        I emailed all but Rep. Baldwin because her email account would not accept out of district emails. I also thanked and reminded my rep. (Jim Oberstar) about the vote next week. Can't wait to celebrate soon!!

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                          What a victory for advocacy this will be!

                          Imhopeful,
                          Thank you for keeping everyone informed. This is sweet news to those, like you, who have been pushing this rock uphill for a very long time. When this bill is signed into law there will finally be recognition of the community of those suffering with paralysis and their loved ones.

                          This means so much to so many and will set the stage for an end to the dreadful condition.
                          Chris and Dana will be smiling along with millions of us.

                          Thumbs up and a toast to so many like U2FP and the rest of you (you know who your are) who helped make this happen!
                          Fantastic.

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                            just watched Reid wrap up todays business

                            if i heard right HR146 will be debated and voted on tomorrow morning

                            cobrun has 3 amendments, the interesting one might be eminent domain, which if new energy grid is to go, i don't see how that could pass. seems he wants it both ways on that issue

                            anyway will be watching in the morning on c-span2 online

                            it then goes to house i believe

                            fingers still crossed
                            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 antiquity View Post
                              Cool. So what does this mean?

                              Does the bill have a new number? Why is this more likely to pass?
                              Because we beat Coburn and the language was changed for the hunting crowd.

                              Here's the schedule, it's hr 146.
                              Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                                I'm in shock.

                                "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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