[nfb-talk] fw: [nabs-l] update on legislative action

Chris Nusbaum dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 23:14:11 UTC 2012

An important update from Jesse Hartle; please read:

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From: "Hartle, Jesse" <JHartle at nfb.org
Subject: [nabs-l] Update on Legislative Action
Date sent: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 08:18:36 -0800

Fellow Federationists:

I am writing to update you on the latest developments on Senator 
Portman$B!G(Bs amendment 1742 to the Senate surface 
transportation bill, S.  1813.

Senator Portman$B!G(Bs amendment would allow states to enter into 
commercial ventures at rest areas on federal highways and 
interstates, and would dramatically impact Randolph-Sheppard 
vendors that are currently operating at those locations.

The Senate began debate on S.  1813 yesterday, but adjourned 
until next Tuesday, March 13, before Senator Portman$B!G(Bs 
amendment could be considered.  We must use this extra time to 
work to ensure that we get the votes to defeat Senator 
Portman$B!G(Bs amendment next Tuesday.

Please continue to call your senators, and urge them to vote 
against Senator Portman$B!G(Bs Amendment 1742.  You may be 
connected to your senator$B!G(Bs offices by calling the Capitol 
switchboard at (202) 224-3121.  I appreciate the work that we 
have done to this point, and I am asking you to see it through to 
the finish next Tuesday.  Please contact me with any questions.



Jesse Hartle

Government Programs Specialist

National Federation of the Blind

Phone: (410) 659-9314, Ext.  2233

Email: jhartle at nfb.org

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