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    Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

    hello all -- what is the status of the bill? Should we start preparing for another national call-in Day?? thoughts on plan of action>??

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    CDRPA Status

    Chaz, it was great meeting you and your Dad in Union Station! I really enjoyed my conversation with your dad and I know Matt enjoyed swapping stories with you. Hopefully, together we will make a difference!

    I will follow up with Harkin's office tomorrow, and see if I can get an update. I too, was wondering what the status was. I'll let you know what they say.
    "Our lives begin to end the day
    we become silent about things that matter."
    - Martin Luther King Jr

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    Status of the CDRPA is that it has been introduced and read and referred to the appropriate committees. The more co-sponsors we can obtain, the faster it will be acted upon in committee and brought to the floor for a vote.

    I was surprised to learn from my rep that he was unaware it had been introduced in the House in March. And, he was a co-sponsor last time around. Why is this? The war, the war, the war - that and a healthy handful of scandals have distracted lawmakers from domestic issues.

    So, it is our job to bring the CDRPA into focus. I am optimistic my rep will again be a sponsor, but I've work to do.

    Donna and Chaz-so good to talk with you both in DC.

    John
    "Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." Lin Yutang

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    likewise guys...it's great to finally put faces with our online names. John -- you're right -- the war is just clouding over everything, my father and I have been following up with our reps and senators... but what's next? how we get appropriations for the bill once it passes?

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    Just got word Sen. Tim Johnson has signed on.


    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:s.01183:


    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h.r.01727:

    Senate H.E.L.P

    COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    Democrats by Rank

    Edward Kennedy (MA)
    Christopher Dodd (CT)
    Tom Harkin (IA)
    Barbara A. Mikulski (MD)
    Jeff Bingaman (NM)
    Patty Murray (WA)
    Jack Reed (RI)
    Hillary Rodham Clinton(NY)
    Barack Obama (IL)
    Bernard Sanders (I) (VT)
    Sherrod Brown (OH)

    Republicans by Rank

    Michael B. Enzi (WY)
    Judd Gregg (NH)
    Lamar Alexander (TN)
    Richard Burr (NC)
    Johnny Isakson (GA)
    Lisa Murkowski (AK)
    Orrin G. Hatch (UT)
    Pat Roberts (KS)
    Wayne Allard (CO)
    Tom Coburn, M.D. (OK)
    -------------------------------

    House Committee on Energy and Commerce

    John D. Dingell (MI), Chairman

    Ratio: 31-26
    Henry A. Waxman, CA
    Joe Barton, TX, Ranking Member
    Edward J. Markey, MA
    Ralph M. Hall, TX
    Rick Boucher, VA
    J. Dennis Hastert, IL
    Edolphus Towns, NY
    Fred Upton, MI
    Frank Pallone, Jr., NJ
    Cliff Stearns, FL
    Bart Gordon, TN
    Nathan Deal, GA
    Bobby L. Rush, IL
    Ed Whitfield, KY
    Anna G. Eshoo, CA
    Barbara Cubin, WY
    Bart Stupak, MI
    John Shimkus, IL
    Eliot L. Engel, NY
    Heather Wilson, NM
    Albert R. Wynn, MD
    John Shadegg, AZ
    Gene Green, TX
    Charles W. "Chip" Pickering, MS
    Diana DeGette, CO,
    Vice Chair Vito Fossella, NY
    Lois Capps, CA
    Steve Buyer, IN
    Mike Doyle, PA
    George Radanovich, CA
    Jane Harman, CA
    Joseph R. Pitts, PA
    Tom Allen, ME
    Mary Bono, CA
    Jan Schakowsky, IL
    Greg Walden, OR
    Hilda L. Solis, CA
    Lee Terry, NE
    Charles A. Gonzalez, TX
    Mike Ferguson, NJ
    Jay Inslee, WA
    Mike Rogers, MI
    Tammy Baldwin, WI
    Sue Myrick, NC
    Mike Ross, AR
    John Sullivan, OK
    Darlene Hooley, OR
    Tim Murphy, PA
    Anthony D. Weiner, NY
    Michael C. Burgess, TX
    Jim Matheson, UT
    Marsha Blackburn, TN
    G. K. Butterfield, NC
    Charlie Melancon, LA
    John Barrow, GA
    Baron P. Hill, IN

    * Membership changes occurred due to the death of the Honorable Charlie Norwood (R-GA) on February 13, 2007.
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    2 new senators

    Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 5/21/2007
    Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 5/21/2007
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    just did some fixing showing the people on the key committees we have so far.


    COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    Democrats by Rank

    Edward Kennedy (MA) co-sponsor
    Christopher Dodd (CT)
    Tom Harkin (IA)
    Barbara A. Mikulski (MD) co-sponsor
    Jeff Bingaman (NM) co-sponsor
    Patty Murray (WA) co-sponsor
    Jack Reed (RI) co-sponsors
    Hillary Rodham Clinton(NY) co-sponsor
    Barack Obama (IL)
    Bernard Sanders (I) (VT)
    Sherrod Brown (OH) co-sponsor

    Republicans by Rank

    Michael B. Enzi (WY)
    Judd Gregg (NH)
    Lamar Alexander (TN)
    Richard Burr (NC) co-sponsor
    Johnny Isakson (GA)
    Lisa Murkowski (AK)
    Orrin G. Hatch (UT)
    Pat Roberts (KS)
    Wayne Allard (CO)
    Tom Coburn, M.D. (OK)
    -------------------------------

    House Committee on Energy and Commerce

    Ratio: 31-26

    Edward J. Markey, MA co-sponsor

    Rick Boucher, VA

    Frank Pallone, Jr., NJ
    Mike Ferguson, NJ

    Cliff Stearns, FL

    Bart Gordon, TN
    Marsha Blackburn, TN

    Ed Whitfield, KY

    Barbara Cubin, WY

    Heather Wilson, NM

    Albert R. Wynn, MD

    John Shadegg, AZ

    Charles W. "Chip" Pickering, MS

    Diana DeGette, CO, co-sponsor

    Vice Chair Vito Fossella, NY
    Eliot L. Engel, NY

    Steve Buyer, IN
    Baron P. Hill, IN

    Henry A. Waxman, CA cosponsor
    George Radanovich, CA
    Jane Harman, CA
    Mary Bono, CA co-sponsor
    Hilda L. Solis, CA
    Lois Capps, CA
    Anna G. Eshoo, CA co-sponsor

    Mike Doyle, PA
    Joseph R. Pitts, PA
    Tim Murphy, PA

    J. Dennis Hastert, IL
    Bobby L. Rush, IL
    Jan Schakowsky, IL co-sponsor
    John Shimkus, IL

    Tom Allen, ME

    Lee Terry, NE

    Joe Barton, TX, Ranking Member
    Charles A. Gonzalez, TX
    Gene Green, TX co-sponsor
    Michael C. Burgess, TX
    Ralph M. Hall, TX

    Jay Inslee, WA

    Mike Rogers, MI
    Fred Upton, MI
    Bart Stupak, MI
    John D. Dingell (MI), Chairman

    Tammy Baldwin, WI Sponsor

    Sue Myrick, NC
    G. K. Butterfield, NC co-sponsor

    Mike Ross, AR

    John Sullivan, OK

    Darlene Hooley, OR
    Greg Walden, OR

    Edolphus Towns, NY
    Anthony D. Weiner, NY

    Jim Matheson, UT

    Charlie Melancon, LA

    Nathan Deal, GA
    John Barrow, GA
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    "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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    Wayne Gilchrist

    Well, the man came thru and the meeting was successful. Also, he was a "missed vote" on stem cells but pledged a yes vote

    Alright, glad he heard us at our visit.
    Every day I wake up is a good one

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    Met with Obama's office

    Time for another follow up! Same for Deal and Brownback.
    Every day I wake up is a good one

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    Leo, John, Cheesecake (mmmmm.... Cheesecake) and everyone else who has help pushed CRPA along thanks for your hard work.

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