Tuesday :: Sep 18, 2007

Two Important Bills

by eriposte

Restoration of Habeas Corpus - Americans support this by a large majority and Christy has heard that cloture is scheduled for tomorrow. She has the contact information to reach your Senators. The current vote whip count is here - we are 9 votes short of a GOP filibuster.

Webb Amendment to Support/Protect American Troops - The anti-troops GOP contingent in the Senate is expected to filibuster this as well and Matt Stoller has a Senator contact list. Mark Kleiman lays out a strategy for Democrats that is worth reading given the expected change in the behavior of one of the egregious Senators in Congress, who is thankfully retiring - John Warner (R-VA). Here's Senator Webb explaining this simple amendment.

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