posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 01:40 PM
the Economic package is being added on to HR 1424, the Mental Health Parity bill. (can anyone else see the irony here?)
The Series of events for this evening:
-Senator Dodd and others will offer an amendment at the desk (Economic Rescue) with the Leaders approval
- 90 minutes of general debate time on the amendment equally divided
-upon use or yielding back of time, the only other amendment in order will be the Sanders amdt re:tax on high income individuals with 60 minutes of
debate with the time equally divided and controlled
- When the Senate disposes of the amdts to H.R.1424, the first vote will occur with respect to the Sanders amdt, upon disposition of that amdt, the
Senate then consider the Dodd amdt (60 vote threshold) and the Senate then vote on the bill (60 vote threshold), as amended, if amended
Because they are pushing this through it takes 60 YEA votes
Series of votes to begin around 7:30pm
I have faxed this to my Senators
Amendments to HR 1424
You MUST oppose this legislation with Senator Dodds amendment.
It would be illegal for you to support it.
Our Constitution States: "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."
As a result, the Senate does not have the power to initiate bills imposing taxes. Furthermore, the House of Representatives holds that the Senate does
not have the power to originate appropriation bills, or bills authorizing the expenditure of federal funds.
To try to slip in an amendment of this magnitude (the exact bill that failed in the house) to a piece of legislation that has already gone through the
House and the House Rules Committee would only show how much our government cannot be trusted.
If you, as my State Senator, support this travesty of how the American Government is supposed to work, I will personally launch the campaign to have
you recalled and prosecuted for your dereliction of Duty to your country, state and constituents.