[Ncabs] FW: Calling Virginia Foxx!

Gary H. Ray ghraynfbofnc at charter.net
Tue Feb 14 20:59:18 UTC 2012

NFB of NC:
We need to IMMEDIATELY call Virginia Foxx's office about the bill below.
Her phone number is 202) 225-2071
Use the info below to make the call.
It needs to be done by 5 PM on Tuesday, or very first thing Wednesday.
Gary Ray
  Tonight, the House Committee on Rules will be considering an amendment to
the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012 (many on the Hill
are calling it the Highway bill among other names).  The NFB opposes
amendment, #217 and submitted by Congressman Steve LaTourette, because it
allows commercialization of highway rest stops.  Up until now, the only
commercial activity permitted at rest stops is the operation of vending
machines by blind entrepreneurs under the Randolph-Sheppard Act, so this
amendment will create competition for those vendors and potentially threaten
their income and employment.  Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is on the Rules
committee, so we are urging you and other state presidents who's Members of
Congress sit on the Committee to call those offices and urge the Member not
to allow the amendment.  The hearing is tonight at 5:00pm, so timing is
essential.  Thanks for your help and prompt advocacy!  
For more detailed information, please contact Terry Smith at
terrysmith at epbfi.com
Lauren McLarney
Government Programs Specialist
200 East Wells St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659 9314 ext. 2207
lmclarney at nfb.org

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