[nfbwatlk] FW: Update on Space Available Legislation

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Fri Apr 12 20:49:37 CDT 2013


-----Original Message-----
From: Hartle, Jesse [mailto:JHartle at nfb.org] 
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 1:10 PM
Subject: Update on Space Available Legislation

Good Afternoon All,

     After two weeks away, Congress has returned to Washington.  Our House
Space Available bill, HR 164, picked right back up, as we gained 12
cosponsors this week.  Overall the bill is now showing 114 cosponsors.  We
now have support from a majority of the members of the Subcommittee on
Defense Appropriations; this is the subcommittee that provides funding to
the Department of Defense.  We also gained support from the Chairman of the
Appropriations Committee, Congressman Hal Rogers of Kentucky, and the
Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Congressman Pete Sessions of texas.
Attached you will find the lists of cosponsors.  I have again provided two
documents, one listing the cosponsors by state, and the other by party.  In
the Senate we gained one cosponsor this week, and now have 12 cosponsors
signed on to S. 346.  I have listed the Senate Cosponsors below.  I do want
to recognize our Oregon, and Montana affiliates for getting 100% of their
Congressional Delegations signed on to this issue.  I will try and find out
when the next district work week is scheduled, for those of you who want to
set up meetings with your members.  Please let me know if you have any
questions for me.  Thank you for all of your continued hard work.  Jesse

Senate Cosponsors of S. 346
Senator Tester, Montana,  Sponsor
Senator Baucus, Montana
Senator Blunt, Missouri
Senator Cardin, Maryland
Senator Gillibrand, New York
Senator Heitkamp, North Dakota
Senator Heller, Nevada
Senator Landrieu, Louisiana
Senator Manchin, West Virginia
Senator Merkley, Oregon
Senator Murray, Washington
Senator Schatz, Hawaii
Senator Wyden, Oregon


Jesse Hartle
National Federation of the Blind
Government Programs Specialist
Phone: 410-659-9314, Ext. 2233
Email: jhartle at nfb.org<mailto:jhartle at nfb.org>
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