Update 4/30/2010: HR 2499 passed the House of Representatives yesterday 223-169
We alerted you yesterday to contact your congressman regarding this bill. It has now passed in the House of Representatives.
See how your representative voted here:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2010-242 (this list can be sorted by name, district, party, etc.).
There were several amendments introduced, with only one passing. To see the breakdown of the passing vote on the amendment that passed (amendment numbered 1) click on this link:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2010-234 (this list can be sorted by name, district, party, etc.)
Thanks to all of you who made calls, sent emails, & faxes! ~
To all 9/12′ers,
This is an important call to action. Please contact your congressman and ask him to vote NO on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009. (This link will take you to a webpage on GovTrack that will allow you to read the full text of the bill.)
The bottom line for now is that this appears to be a heavy-handed move by progressives to shift additional power in their direction.
Here is a list of Representatives who are supporting this bill: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2499 (from GovTrak). Click on the link above, then click on ‘Show Co-sponsors’ next to the red ‘Sponsors’ heading. You can then scroll through the names to see if your congressman’s name is listed as a co-sponsor. If their name is listed, contact them and ask them to vote “No.”
Contact information for your Representatives/Senators in Congress can be found by clicking on this link for Elected Leaders . If you don’t know what district you are in, there is a link at the top of this page to help you determine your congressional district.
More information may be found by <<<CLICKING HERE>>>, courtesy of the Heritage Foundation.