The first one you can find here.
This one comes from Take Back Medicine.
Our latest intelligence is that Reid plans to call for a vote at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Here's the schedule as reported by Politico:
"The majority leader (Reid) must begin the procedural steps necessary to finish the bill by Christmas Eve. The current timeline would have the Senate taking a series of votes: at 1 a.m. Monday, 7 a.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Christmas Eve."
There are still some holdouts. Backroom deals, blandishments, and arm-twisting are in high gear.
Constituents can't get appointments, and voice mail is full.
Some Republicans are using every parliamentary rule still available, such as forcing the clerk to read the bill aloud.
The fix is supposed to be in. But faxes are possibly still getting through.
Here is the message we are faxing to Senators-and to Representatives-since if the Senate bill passes, Pelosi may bring it up for immediate vote in the House without having a conference committee.
Here is what you can do:
Fax the letter to your Senator and Representative, with a brief cover letter on your stationery.
- To Republicans, ask them to hold firm and to thank Sen. Coburn and Sen. DeMint for forcing a reading of the bill.
- To Democrats, ask them to vote NO for cloture and NO on the bill if it comes to a vote. And ask them to urge Sen. Reid to withdraw this very bad bill.
- If desired, add a note on what you think is the worst provision.
- Also fax or email the letter to talk show hosts, reporters, and editors, with a personal note.
We must not give up!
Some "holdouts" are being targeted for special attention, but there may be some wild cards we don't know about-who care about the future of our country, as well as their own.
For Senate and House FAX numbers, go to:
http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ and click on your state.