FW: Secret Hold Put on Bill Allowing You to See Where Congress Spends Your Money

AFA ActionAlert

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If this is being done in secret what else are they hiding
from us citizens?


Take the 3 minutes it takes to send the email

You can go right thru their email system so you don’t
even have to look up anything &

Ask your Senator what they did to either block or pass this

Public Accountability – it’s their job to best
represent our wishes as citizens & voters


—–Original Message—–
From: AFA ActionAlert
August 17, 2006
12:29 PM
Subject: Secret Hold Put on Bill
Allowing You to See Where Congress Spends Your Money



Donald E.
Founder and Chairman





August 17, 2006

Please forward this e-mail message to your
family and friends! We have a right to know how Congress is spending our tax

Secret Hold Put On Bill Allowing You To See Where
Congress Spends Your Money

The Washington Briefing - 2006 Values Voter Summit - September 22-24, 2006It’s
your money, but evidently some Senators don’t want you to know how they
spend it


is a bill in the U.S.Senate (S
) which would allow you to go online at a single site and see how
your taxes are being spent. However, one or more Senators, acting in secrecy,
put a hold on the bill and refused to allow it to come up for debate and

bill, introduced by Sens. Coburn of Oklahoma and Obama of Illinois, would
create a website database with access to information on almost all federal
spending. Just before the annual August recess, the bill was
"hotlined". Under a "hotline", a bill passes as long as
nobody secretly objects to its passage. The Coburn/Obama bill did not pass
before recess, which means that a secret "hold" was placed on the
bill to prevent its passage.

Definition of "hold" from the U.S. Senate

have no problem with matters such as security or personnel being discussed in
secret, but allowing a Senator to secretly hold a bill just doesn’t seem the
way the Senate should work. If a Senator opposes a bill, he or she should do
so publicly and explain why.

Are either of your Senators among those who have
secretly blocked this bill?

bill has a bipartisan list of prominent co-sponsors including: Senate
President Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and
possible presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Sen. Evan Bayh,
D-Ind., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. The bill was approved July 27 by the
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

House approved a similar measure in June, but its version of the database
would include information only on grants. Sponsors in the Senate are working
with House members to iron out this difference.



Send an e-mail to your two Senators telling them you want the
Coburn/Obama bill unblocked and passed! No Senator should oppose this bill
secretly. Let the Senator come out and say he or she is opposing it and
explain why.


your two Senators today!

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