Thursday, October 15, 2009

HR 3101 Needs Internet Subcommittee Support!

Although we have 14 cosponsors now, NOT ONE is from the CRITICAL House Subcommittee on Communications, Internet & Technology! Why is that Subcommittee so important? It is important because that is where the HR 3101 bill is! We MUST get at least ONE person from this subcommittee to support HR 3101.

Today, the National Association of the Deaf posted an Action Alert on HR 3101. This Action Alert asks people in the deaf and hard of hearing community to contact their Representatives, ESPECIALLY those who are members of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Internet & Technology.

The most important people on this subcommittee is the chairman, Rick Boucher, who was the subject of a previous Action Alert. IRONICALLY, Boucher is a cosponsor of another bill that benefits deaf and hard of hearing people, HR 1646, the Hearing Aid Tax Credit. Why not HR 3101 too? Deaf and hard of hearing people need both hearing aids AND captions! Another important person on the committee, because he was interested in the previous failed version of this bill, is Cliff Stearns, who was the subject of another previous Action Alert.

Below is the list of Representatives on this crucial subcommittee, organized by state, from the NAD Action Alert. Contact staff names are hyperlinked, and Caption Action 2 has added important notes about certain Representatives.

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  1. Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.


    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :
    http://tinyurl.com/qhayna
    Mickey

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