Tuesday, March 20, 2012

65 Cosponsors for HR 3612

As of yesterday, the count of cosponsors for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, HR 3612 rose to 65. That is about 25% of the number we raised last session for a bill that was never going anywhere. Let's start pushing your Representatives harder. Tell them this is not the same old bloated Bob Filner bill, but a real bill much less expensive than Filner's bill. This one is realistic.

HR 3612 was introduced back on December 8th by Representative Christopher Gibson, [NY-20]. The bill is currently in the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

All the folks in Congress we have spoken to like this bill and believe it will pass. Many Congressmen are waiting for the Congressional Budget Office estimate of the bill's cost before committing to cosponsorship. Let them know cost must never be a factor when dealing with sick and dying Veterans.

Contact your Congressman today! Call his local office, it should be listed in the front of your phone book.


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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous17:45

    I note "govtrack" gives this bill only a 9% chance of passing which makes it look bleak....fact is; the % will be much higher if and when it gets out of commiittee.
    My Congressman is Jeff Miller who is Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee and, conversations with his office tell me that you are 100% correct that many are waiting to see the projected actual cost. Most predict that if it makes it to the floor it WILL be voted on and expect the vote to be positive. Thought I'd share.