Omnibus Package Revived In Senate - Vote Scheduled Today (1 Viewer)

May 8, 2008
Date: 03/16/2009 strongBRC Urgent Action Alertbr /Immediate Action Requestedbr /br /Omnibus Package Revived In Senate - Vote Scheduled Todaybr /br /Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,/strongbr /br /In our last update on the massive omnibus public lands bill, we cautioned our members that the package is far from dead. We wrote: emquot;Worse, possible scenarios are being considered that will prohibit full review as well as opportunity to offer amendments.quot; /embr /br /True to form, Congress is pushing ahead with yet another vehicle for the omnibus package. This time it's H.R. 146 - quot;The Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Acquisition Grant Program.quot; This otherwise worthy bill will be amended to include the contents of the omnibus package.strong The Senate is expected to take the bill up at 2 p.m. eastern with the first cloture vote due as early as 5:30 p.m./strongbr /br /At this point it looks as if the Senate leadership will either strike a deal to limit amendments in order for the bill to move quickly, or they will just push it through without allowing any opportunity for amendments. Either way, the bill is likely to see its first cloture vote TODAY!br /br /If the Senate passes the measure it is expected that House leadership will attempt to jam it through via one or more quot;closed rulequot; options. D.C. insiders expect House leadership to call the legislation up as a quot;preferential bill,quot; which would prohibit committee review and limit amendments. br /br /BRC is asking all of our members and supporters to call their Senators NOW. Finding their phone number is easy. Click stronghere/strong and enter your Zip code. Simply tell your Senator that you oppose the Omnibus Public Lands Act and you want them to vote NO on H.R. 146. br /br /Be brief. Be polite. Do it NOW. br /br /As always, if you have any questions or need assistance call or email. br /br /Brian Hawthornebr /Public Lands Policy Directorbr /BlueRibbon Coalitionbr /208-237-1008 ext 102br /nbsp;img src="" height="1" width="1"/


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