Thursday, February 14, 2008

No Recorded Vote on $845 Billion on Obama's Bill

I called Senator Lincoln, Senator Pryor, and Representative Marion Berry's office today. None of them would make a commitment as how they would vote on the Obama Global Poverty Act.

In fact the person with whom I spoke in Marion Berry's office said the companion bill to Obama's bill, HR1302, was voted on in the House in September and passed with suspension of the Rules where no recorded vote was taken.

He explained that members could have asked for a vote but didn't and explained that those kind of votes were ordinarily taken when there is no objection from either party to the bill. I am sure it was one of those fast deals they pull on the legislators quite frequently before they know what is up. He said that those conditions (suspension of the rules which require no recorded vote) probably indicate that Bush was supporting the bill as well (although he said he was not certain Bush was supporting the bill.)

It is only logical to assume that if President Bush had opposed it, he would have legislators there fighting against it. Again this is what happens when you have a supposedly conservative President who sides with the liberals.

We need to fight this bill like we did the illegal alien bill. Can you imagine a bill passing the US House with no recorded vote on 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends on foreign aid? I know that the citizens whom are representing would favor such a bill about as enthusiastically as they favored the amnesty bill! Citizens have been sick of foreign aid for years now.

If we can just get this information out there, surely we can stop this bill. Our economy has become a much more focal point even since September. We need to contact all our legislators and the President in mass by phone and by email or fax. Following is the contact information for President Bush and our US legislators.

The House bill was sponsored by Adam Smith from Washington, Berry's office said.

President Bush contact information
E mail -
Comments: 202-456-1111 for White HouseSwitchboard: 202-456-1414 FAX: 202-456-2461 for White House

Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D- AR) Phone 202-224-4843 Fax :202-228-1371 Go to this link to send an email:

Senator Mark Pryor (D- AR) Phone: 202-224-2353 Fax: 202-228-0908 Go to this link to send an email.

Representative Marion Berry (D - 01)

Representative Vic Snyder (D - 02)

Representative John Boozman (R - 03)

Representative Michael A. Ross (D - 04)


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