URGENT: H.R. 1140 put in the siding again

CLEVELAND, July 31 -- A flyer urging BLE and GIA members to call House Speaker Dennis Hastert regarding H.R. 1140 has been posted on the BLE website at:
http://www.ble.org/leg/getontrack.pdf

The Rail Labor coalition currently lobbying for H.R. 1140 in Washington D.C. is having trouble convincing Hastert (R-IL) to bring the measure to the House floor. The flyer encourages BLE and GIA members to call him today as soon as possible at (202) 225-0600.

The measure was not voted on yesterday as originally reported due to last-minute delay tactics by the White House, specifically, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Today, it appears the House Leadership is employing a stall tactic.

In order to get a vote on the House floor today, BLE and GIA members are urged to call the House leadership immediately, asking for a vote on H.R. 1140 today:

  • Speaker Hastert -- (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Armey -- (202) 225-7772
  • JC Watts -- (202) 225-6165
  • Drier -- (202) 225-2305
  • Tom Davis -- (202) 225-1492
  • Portman -- (202) 225-3164
  • Pryce -- (202) 225-2015
  • Cubin -- (202) 225-2311
  • Cox -- (202) 225-5611

More updates should be posted this afternoon.

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July 31, 2001
bentley@ble.org

 

2001 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers