Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's Stevens

From TPMmuckraker is this article which references an Arkansas Times Record article where Sen. Colburn talks about the bill and how Stevens(R-Series of Tubes) is the only one blocking the bill. Many people had their money on Stevens, but I thought he was brazen enough to not need the anonymity.

So, where do we go from here? The first thing you can do is call his office in DC ( (202) 224-3004) and get his office to either admit he placed the hold or deny it. The second thing is to call your Senator to ask whether they will be speaking out against Senator Stevens publically. If your Senators are democrats, then this should not be too difficult. It's an election year, and this issue is a nice one....a Republican using a parlimentary maneuver to halt a bill calling for greater transparency from his veil of anonymity.

Keep the pressure on your local Senator. Let them know that this issue matters. Ironically, Stevens hold may have backfired and by making it politically difficult to vote it down.

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