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It's Time to Turn Up the Heat on the U.S. Senate
Our Buy American Mention of the Week!
by Roger Simmermaker
July 12, 2002

It's time to turn up the heat on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to convince these Senators to consider HR 725, the Made in America Information Act! Over 160 online petitions have been printed and mailed to the ranking Democrat on this committee - Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings. The same 160-plus petitions have also been mailed to Senator Jay Rockefeller. The reason I have chosen these two Senators is because they have a history of advocating protectionism. Both have experienced job losses in their states through the textiles and steel industries, and both should be very receptive to this bill.

A hard copy version of the petition urging the Senate to consider HR 725, the Made in America Information Act that many of you have filled out online at our website, is now available for you to distribute to your friends and co-workers to turn up the heat on the Senate Commerce Committee. By simply sending me an email, I will send you a Microsoft Word attachment that you can print out, get signed, and return to me at PO Box 780839, Orlando, FL 32878-0839. Once I have received a significant amount of petitions, I will send another mailing to these two Senators. Since the initial amount of petitions has been sent, we now need to turn up the heat and keep the petitions pouring in! I would also urge you to call these two Senators to call their attention to these recently mailed petitions. You can reach the office of Senator Ernest Hollings at 1-202-224-6121. Senator Jay Rockefeller's office can be reached at 1-202-224-6472.

HR 725 was passed by the House of Representatives in March 2001 by an overwhelming margin of 407-3! This bill would establish a toll-free number for consumers to call and find American-made products, has passed every vote in the House of Representatives since the 103rd Congress.


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