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SHARE Foundation Update, September 28, 1999
Posted for SHARE Foundation by Partners Across Borders, St. Cloud, MN
This notice just in from SOA WATCH. September 23.
Conference Committee Rejects SOA Funding Cuts
On September 22, the House Foreign Operations Appropriations conference committee voted
8-7 to reject funding cuts to the SOA. This move effectively nullifies the July House vote
to cut SOA funding, and it also means that the Senate conferees will not take up the issue
of the SOA this year.
This setback does not affect HR732 and S873, the House and Senate bills that call for
the outright closing of the SOA. We have another whole year to gather enough co-sponsors
to bring these bills to a vote. If your Representative and Senators have not yet
co-sponsored, please ask them to do so.
It is also important to thank those conferees who voted the right way, and to chastise
those who voted in essence to nullify the House vote.
- Please thank: Obey (WI), Pelosi (CA), Lowey (NY), Jackson (IL), Kilpatrick (MI), Sabo
(MN), and Porter (IL)
- A special thanks should go to Rep. Lowey for requesting a recorded vote, and to Rep.
Porter for being the only Republican to vote the right way.
- We should also especially thank Rep. Moakley (MA) who introduced the original amendment
and worked hard to defend it.
- Please express displeasure to: Young (FL), Callahan (AL), Wolf (VA), Packard (CA),
Knollenberg (MI), Kingston (GA), Lewis (CA), Blunt (MO).
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posted for SHARE by Dennis Beach, OSB
Partners Across Borders, Saint Cloud,
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