April 14, 2008
Progress on "Enumerated Powers Act"
By Perry Willis
Today's Downsizer Dispatch . . . Change the political environment. Recruit more Downsizers. Share this message with others. Quotes of the Day: NINTH AMENDMENT: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. TENTH AMENDMENT: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Subject: More progress on the "Enumerated Powers Act" The "Enumerated Powers Act" would force Congress to cite its Constitutional authority for every law it passes. When we last reported to you on this bill in mid-March it had 44 co-sponsors. Since then the bill has gained 3 more co-sponsors. Perhaps the 12,534 messages sent by DC Downsizers (up from 8,328 in our last report) helped generate this progress. Let's keep pushing. If you think Congress should have to quote "chapter and verse" from the Constitution before it creates a new law or program, please ask Congress to pass the "Enumerated Powers Act." If your representative is in the list of co-sponsors beneath my signature, you can use your personal comments to thank him or her for supporting this bill, and encourage your Senators, who will also receive the message, to follow your representative's lead. You can send your message here. Pressure on Congress does work. We just need more of it. You can help us grow by contributing just a few dollars a month: $5, $10, $15, $20, or $25. All of those amounts equal less than a dollar a day. Please start a monthly credit card pledge to make us grow. You can do so here. Or, you can make a one-time contribution to help us make budget for April. A $100 contribution would help us win a $1,000 matching donation from Jack Mullen. You can contribute here. Thank you for being a part of the growing Downsize DC Army. Jim Babka President, Inc. Here's the list of co-sponsors . . . Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] - 3/6/2007 Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] - 12/5/2007 Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 3/6/2007 Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] - 3/5/2008 Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] - 3/6/2007 Rep Boozman, John [AR-3] - 4/24/2007 Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] - 2/13/2008 Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 3/6/2007 Rep Cannon, Chris [UT-3] - 2/25/2008 Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] - 3/6/2007 Rep Cubin, Barbara [WY] - 3/5/2008 Rep Davis, David [TN-1] - 3/27/2007 Rep Doolittle, John T. [CA-4] - 3/5/2008 Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 3/7/2007 Rep Feeney, Tom [FL-24] - 4/24/2007 Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] - 3/6/2007 Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] - 3/6/2007 Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] - 3/14/2007 Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] - 3/6/2007 Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] - 3/6/2007 Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] - 3/6/2007 Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] - 9/7/2007 Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] - 8/1/2007 Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] - 12/12/2007 Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] - 3/6/2007 Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2] - 12/4/2007 Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] - 12/4/2007 Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 3/31/2008 Rep Kline, John [MN-2] - 12/12/2007 Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] - 3/6/2007 Rep Mack, Connie [FL-14] - 12/12/2007 Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] - 3/6/2007 Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 3/6/2007 Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] - 3/6/2007 Rep Musgrave, Marilyn N. [CO-4] - 12/12/2007 Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] - 3/6/2007 Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] - 3/6/2007 Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] - 10/25/2007 Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] - 3/12/2007 Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] - 3/5/2008 Rep Sali, Bill [ID-1] - 12/5/2007 Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN-3] - 4/9/2008 Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] - 5/23/2007 Rep Walberg, Timothy [MI-7] - 3/9/2007 Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] - 4/4/2008 Rep Weldon, Dave [FL-15] - 5/1/2007 Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] - 3/6/2007
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