Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Here is an update as of 13 Feb 2013:

New Cosponsor: Rep. Luis Gutierrez [D-IL4]
New Cosponsor: Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
New Cosponsor: Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
New Cosponsor: Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
New Cosponsor: Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
New Cosponsor: Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
New Cosponsor: Rep. William Owens [D-NY21]

 That should brign the total to 49.  That is 11% of the House Members.

Keep up the good work, folks!


Here is a list of the House cosponsors for HR 543:

Barletta, Lou [R-PA11]

Braley, Bruce [D-IA1]

Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK1]

Cicilline, David [D-RI1]

Clarke, Yvette [D-NY9]

Conyers, John [D-MI13]

Courtney, Joe [D-CT2]

Edwards, Donna [D-MD4]

Fitzpatrick, Michael [R-PA8]

Griffin, Tim [R-AR2]

Grijalva, Raúl [D-AZ3]

Grimm, Michael [R-NY11]

Hanna, Richard [R-NY22]

Himes, James [D-CT4]

Holt, Rush [D-NJ12]

Israel, Steve [D-NY3]

King, Peter “Pete” [R-NY2]

Larson, John [D-CT1]

Lewis, John [D-GA5]

Massie, Thomas [R-KY4]

McGovern, James “Jim” [D-MA2]

McIntyre, Mike [D-NC7]

Meeks, Gregory [D-NY5]

Michaud, Michael [D-ME2]

Norton, Eleanor [D-DC0]

Pingree, Chellie [D-ME1]

Poe, Ted [R-TX2]

Polis, Jared [D-CO2]

Rahall, Nick [D-WV3]

Rangel, Charles [D-NY13]

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL27]

Rush, Bobby [D-IL1]

Schwartz, Allyson [D-PA13]

Scott, Robert “Bobby” [D-VA3]

Stivers, Steve [R-OH15]

Thornberry, Mac [R-TX13]

Tierney, John [D-MA6]

Tonko, Paul [D-NY20]

Walz, Timothy [D-MN1]

Welch, Peter [D-VT0]

Young, W. Bill [R-FL13]

Young, Don [R-AK0]

It's a nice bi-partisan mix.  It is also a strong start for a bill to go on the board with so much support.  Don't let it die again!  Contact your Representative, and if he or she is on this list, thank them.  If not, find out why not, and what it will take to get him on the list and committed to fully fund and vote for the bill.  Don't stop until he has signed on.  Maybe you need to hit all the Veterans Clubs in your area with a petition to that Representative.  Then take it to his local office.  If he doesn't understand the humanity and respect aspect of this bill, he WILL understand votes. 


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