|March 27, 2002|
Pro-Family Bills Need Your Help |
Contact Your Members of Congress During the Recess
Through April 8, Members of Congress will be back in their districts for the Easter recess. During this time, it is crucial for constituents to attend town hall meetings and make visits to district offices. Several pieces of pro-family legislation are expected to reach the House and Senate floors in April and early May. Please use this district work period to lobby your Members on the following issues.
HUMAN CLONING: On July 31, 2001, the House of Representatives passed the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 (H.R. 2505) with bipartisan support (265 to 162.) The President supports the bill, but the Senate has not yet acted on the companion bill (S.1899), sponsored by Senator Brownback. S. 1899 would ban human cloning for reproductive purposes as well as for cloning human embryos for destructive lab experimentation. The biotech companies are lobbying hard to permit human cloning for so-called research. At this time, we do not have the votes to pass the real human cloning ban (S. 1899).
Reaching the following Senators is especially important: Bachus, Bayh, Bingaman, Breaux, Byrd, Campbell, Carnahan, Cleland, Cochran, Collins, Conrad, Dodd, Dorgan, Hatch, Hollings, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Lieberman, Lugar, Gordon Smith, Snowe, Stevens, Thurmond, Torricelli.
Energy and Commerce Committee, which is expected to mark-up a bill around April 11. The entire bill will be on the House floor in May.
Please contact the following Commerce Committee Members immediately: Bass, Bono, Tom Davis, Doyle, Ehrlich, Fossella, Ganske, Gordon, Greenwood, Chris John, Stupak, Upton, Walden, Whitfield, Heather Wilson