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    The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on S 22 as passed by the Senate, which includes CDRPA, next week. If it passes, it will go directly to the President since the House will be considering the bill already passed by the Senate without any changes.
    Thanks for the update, my kids ask me daily.
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    Thanks Cubsfan. Wonderful news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubsfandc View Post
    The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on S 22 as passed by the Senate, which includes CDRPA, next week. If it passes, it will go directly to the President since the House will be considering the bill already passed by the Senate without any changes.
    I need to add the caveat that there is a lot of controversy with many of the other provisons of S 22. The bill combines a couple dozen bills regarding public lands. Some of those bills have controversy (I don't know details, though one has to do with paleontology). but the biggest issue is the possibility of a Republican amendment regarding firearms on public lands. If that amendment, or any other amendment, were to pass the bill would go back to the Senate.

    Under House rules even if a bill is brought up under a "closed rule" which doesn't allow any amendments, the minority is guaranteed the right to offer a "motion to recommit" which would effectively amend the bill. The minority does not have to say what they will offer as part of their motion to recommit in advance, so it is impossible to know for certain what it will be.

    The speculation is that they would offer something regarding firearms in National Parks, because a regulation allowing people to carry concealed weapons in National Parks just went into effect and is being challenged in court. If Republicans offered a motion to recommit that would put that into law, it could be a difficult vote for some Democrats in Republican-leaning or pro-gun districts and might pass.

    So the message from supporters of CDRPA should be to tell House members to support S 22 and oppose any changes to the bill.

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    Thanks for the update and explanation. Can you give us a sense who is critical in this vote? Do we stay with our own Congressional folks or push to other states as well. Should any particular committee member be approached.

    Again, thanks for the insight.
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  6. #266

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    Ask and you will receive. Got this today from Unite to Fight Paralysis folks.

    Do you have 2 minutes to spare?
    If so, your voice can help take the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Act across the finish line. Last month, the CDRPA was inserted into a large bill containing many environmental bills, called the Omnibus Public Land Management Act (S.22). The vast majority of these bills have little to no opposition, strong local supporters and broad, bi-partisan support in Congress, just like the CDRPA. They were packaged together because most of them were blocked by Senatorial holds.

    S. 22 successfully passed the Senate, and was sent to the House for a vote before going to the President for his signature. Passage in the House of the same bill represents the final hurdle for the CDRPA to finally become law, and this last jump is upon us, right now.

    This week, (tentatively scheduled for Wednesday) the House will vote on the Public Land Management Act. One more time, we are asking you to please voice your support of the CDRPA and call your Representative (Find your Representative's number here).

    1. Ask to speak with the Health Legislative Assistant or the Environmental Legislative Assistant, and tell them that the CDRPA, a paralysis research, rehabilitation, and quality of life bill, is included in S.22.

    2. Tell them why the CDRPA is important to you, and that last year the same version passed the House unanimously.

    3. Ask that your Representative vote YES for passage of S.22, the Public Land Management Act, exactly the way it is. It is essential that S.22 passes with the same language it had in the Senate, so it goes directly to the President.

    4. Let them know that you do not want any amendments to the bill, and that you hope they will vote NO on any motion to recommit.

    Please call or email your friends and family and ask them to do the same! Your calls will make a difference - Members of Congress keep track of how many constituents support legislation and use the information to decide how to vote.

    With all of the major issues before Congress, phone lines have been very busy, so don't be discouraged if you can't get through on the first try. Make sure your voice is heard!

    We are almost there - we are just one vote away from a Presidential signature, and the benefits the CDRPA will potentially bring to millions of people living with paralysis.

    For more information or to brush up on details of the CDRPA, visit our U2FP website link.

    Thank you.

    Your friends at Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
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    I just called Rep. Oberstar's office. I was the first one to call about this bill. The aide said that Mr. Oberstar is still listening to info. but he felt that he would vote yes on this bill. I left my name and address along with why this bill should pass ( I have a SCI and CDRPA is important to me). It took about two minutes. Let us keep the ball rolling!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo3 View Post
    I just called Rep. Oberstar's office. I was the first one to call about this bill. The aide said that Mr. Oberstar is still listening to info. but he felt that he would vote yes on this bill. I left my name and address along with why this bill should pass ( I have a SCI and CDRPA is important to me). It took about two minutes. Let us keep the ball rolling!!
    momo, that's great! Wise.

  9. #269

    Exclamation Have time for a couple phone calls?

    U2FP is continuing to lead the way for the passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act (CDRPA) and needs your help. If you have not received the Action Alert from U2FP, please refer to it here for additional details.

    In addition to what is noted in the Action Alert, we are looking for advocates who will not only call their local Representatives, but some on the list below as well. You will notice that some have a CDRPA notation indicating they have cosponsored it in the past. Please thank them for doing so, and ask for their continued support by voting for the Omnibus Public Land Management Act (S.22).

    Research has never been more promising, and the passage of this bill will be a significant step forward in the advancement of curative therapies. We have been fortunate to have key members of Congress working with us to pass this bill. Show them our appreciation by making as many phone calls as you can.

    Republicans -

    Steve Austria (OH-Freshman): 202-225-4324
    Bilbray (CA): 202-225-0508
    Biggert (IL): 202-225-3515
    Ginny Brown-Waite (FL): CDRPA 202-225-1002
    Vern Buchanan (FL): 202-225-5015
    Mike Castle (DE): 202-225-4165
    Charlie Dent (PA): CDRPA 202-225-6411
    Vernon Ehlers (MI): 202-225-3831
    Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ): 202-225-5034
    JimGerlach (PA): 202-225-4315
    Bob Inglis (SC): 202-225-6030
    Lynn Jenkins (KS-Freshman): 202-225-6601
    Mark Kirk (IL): 202-225-4835
    Leonard Lance (NJ-Freshman): 202-225-5361
    Steven LaTourette (OH): 202-225-5731
    Christopher Lee (NY-Freshman): 202-225-5265
    Frank LoBiondo (NJ): 202-225-6572
    Connie Mack (FL): 202-225-2536
    McCotter (MI): 202-225-8171
    Tim Murphy (PA): 202-225-2301
    Erik Paulsen (MN-Freshman): 202-225-2871
    Todd Platts (PA): 202-225-5836
    Bill Posey (FL-Freshman): 202-225-3671
    Dave Reichert (WA): 202-225-7761
    Tom Rooney (FL-Freshman): 202-225-5792
    Peter Roskam (IL): 202-225-4561
    Aaron Schock (IL-Freshman): 202-225-6201
    Fred Upton (MI): CDRPA 202-225-3761
    Young, Bill (FL): CDRPA 202-225-5961


    DEMOCRATS -
    Jason Altimire (PA): CDRPA 202-225-2565
    John Barrow (GA): 202-225-2823
    Marion Berry (AR): 202-225-4076
    Sandford Bishop (GA): 202-225-3631
    Dan Boren (OK): 202-225-2701
    Chris Carney (PA): 202-225-3731
    Joe Donnelly (IN): 202-225-3915
    Gabrielle Giffords (AZ): 202-225-2542
    Baron Hill (IN): 202-225-5315
    Steve Kagen (WI): 202-225-5665
    Jim Marshall (GA): CDRPA 202-225-6531
    Mike McIntyre (NC): 202-225-2731
    Charlie Melancon (LA): 202-225-4031
    Ed Perlmutter (CO): 202-225-2645
    Collin Peterson (MN): CDRPA 202-225-2165
    Earl Pomeroy (ND): 202-225-2611
    Mike Ross (AR): 1-800-223-2220
    John Salazar (CO): 202-225-4761
    Heath Shuler (NC): 202-225-6401
    Ike Skelton (MO): 202-225-2876
    Zack Space (OH): 202-225-6265
    John Tanner (TN): 202-225-4714
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    I just called to thank Collin Peterson for his continued support of CDRPA and that he vote yes. I stuck with the two reps. I know of. Reps. Peterson and Oberstar have been in Congress awhile.

    Keep the calls coming please!! We can get this done!

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