CONFERENCE HUNG UP OVER HATE BILL
By Rev. Ted Pike
3 Dec 07
The Congressional Quarterly confirms a possible rebellion of both
Democrats and Republicans against passage of the National Defense
Appropriations Act, H.R. 1585, with hate bill attached. This threat
is causing Democratic leaders to seriously consider stripping the
controversial hate bill from the arms bill. CQ
House Democratic leaders plan to decide in the next day or two whether
to include the provision, aides said. It is considered vital by many
in the Democratic constituency who have been lobbying House leaders
to include it in the final defense bill.
But the provision could jeopardize the whole bill. In the House,
liberals upset over war spending could join forces against the bill
with conservatives concerned about the hate crimes language. The
Senate vote could be tight, too, because in late September only 60
senators — the bare minimum needed — voted to overcome
a filibuster of the hate crimes amendment.
If the decision is made by Tuesday on whether to include the provision,
the conference report could come to the House floor as early as Thursday,
aides said. (Click
for CQPolitics article.)
This means the arms/hate bill might be voted on as early as Thursday,
Dec. 6th. I think Democratic loyalty to the hate bill is much stronger
than to an arms bill that provides no conditions for withdrawal from
Iraq. I could be wrong, but lovers of freedom should call House members
immediately, assuring them there is wide public support for a "no" vote
against National Defense Appropriations Act, H.R. 1585, with hate
If this arms/hate bill passes, it will go to an increasingly uncertain
fate before a President who may succumb to overwhelming pressure.
Signing it, he will also sign away our freedom of speech.
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Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they
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