September 15, 2006
Senate has Fourteen days to pass eminent domain legislation
From the Institute for Justice.:
Last week, Senator James Inhofe introduced S. 3873, the “Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2006.” This bill is identical to the House of Representatives’ terrific eminent domain reform bill, H.R. 4128, which has been stuck in the Senate Judiciary Committee since it passed the House last November by an overwhelming majority of 376-38. S. 3873 – which is now the vehicle for eminent domain reform in Congress – will go straight to the floor of the Senate, bypassing the hold-ups other eminent domain bills are encountering in the Senate. However, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will not put eminent domain reform on the Senate’s agenda, effectively prohibiting the Senate from voting on this bill!
There are only 15 DAYS LEFT (now it’s more like 14 days) before the Senate adjourns. It is more important than ever that you make your voices heard. Call Senator Frist NOW and ask him to put S. 3873, federal eminent domain reform, on the Senate’s agenda and allow a vote. Explain that the American people are strongly opposed to the abuse of eminent domain, both politically and morally – and this opposition will only continue to grow. Then contact your own two senators and urge them to support S. 3873. You can find their phone numbers at the end of this e-mail. If you have the time, we also encourage you to send an e-mail to Frist and your senators by clicking on the following link: https://action.popuvox.com/default.aspx?actionID=286.
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