The U.S. House of Representatives will not vote on legislation on Tuesday and Wednesday because of the severe winter storm that hit the country’s capital city over the weekend, according to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office. The next vote by the congressional chamber is expected on Feb. 1. THIS MEANS ONE EXTRA WEEK TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO RECORD YOUR OPPOSITION TO HR 515.
ACTION ALERT! Contact YOUR national HOUSE representatives TODAY via email, and then CALL their office again on Monday. Here is a link to locate YOUR representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Be sure to identify yourself as their constituent.
Do NOT muddy this short message with personal stories or complaints about the entire bill. If they ASK for more info, you can find and share our talking points at http://nationalrsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Position-Paper-International-Megans-Law-HR-515.pdf
The MESSAGE: Stop HR 515 from consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday! It contains a Senate amendment that is both substantive and historic. That is, for the first time in our nation’s history, a “unique identifier” will be added to the passports of U.S. citizens. The substance of this Senate amendment to HR 515 needs to be discussed and debated in the House of Representatives, and in order for that to happen it MUST be referred back to the House Foreign Affairs Committee prior to a vote.