Last week the House Ways and Means Committee stopped our path to a floor vote on full repeal of the WEP and GPO! Here is what we need to do next!
Your Representative must sign a Discharge Petition to keep our chances for repeal going. A super majority has cosponsored H.R.82, but since it got knocked off the Consensus Calendar last week, our next opportunity is to have a simple majority sign a Discharge Petition.
We are working with the authors of H.R. 82 to help ensure it receives a vote in the House. On Friday, September 30, a Discharge Petition for H.R. 82 should be available to sign, and your Representative must sign the petition as soon as it is available to support the passage of H.R. 82.
If enough of the 302 H.R. 82 cosponsors sign this Discharge Petition as soon as it is introduced, H.R. 82 will finally get our floor vote.
Please call both the home office and the D.C. office of your member of the House of Representatives every day this week. If their local and D.C. numbers aren’t on your auto-dial, it’s an excellent time to add them (Link to House Directory). Here is the D.C. House switchboard number 202-224-3121, which can also connect to your Representative. Ask to speak to the Legislative Director.
Sample Script: You Can Say
“My Representative was a cosponsor of H.R. 82, the bill to eliminate the unfair WEP and GPO. The bill reached 302 cosponsors in the House, earning it the right to a floor vote. A day before it qualified to go to the floor for a vote, the Ways and Means Committee Chair pulled it for a hearing which stopped the automatic process. Now it is back waiting for a floor vote. The H.R. 82 sponsor, Representative Rodney Davis, can file a discharge petition at the earliest on Friday, September 30, to demand this vote. I need my Representative to sign the Discharge Petition with the Clerk as soon as it becomes available to save H.R. 82.”