Tuesday, March 14

Online Freedom of Speech Act (a.k.a. The Blogger Bill)

This via RedState.com:
Congressman Charlie Bass, a Republican in the House, is one of the co-sponsors of H.R. 4900, which would deny you your right to participate in blogs other than your own.

Call Congressman Bass at (202) 225-5206 and tell him to vote for H.R. 1606 and to withdraw his name from H.R. 4900.

The First Amendment needs your help.
From the GOP Press Office via email:
Online Freedom of Speech Act (a.k.a. The Blogger Bill)

Expected to be on the floor of the U.S. House this Thursday

The House Republican Conference recognizes the efforts of bloggers from across the political spectrum who have helped raise awareness about this legislation.

Below is some information that should help you follow the bill and debate this week:

Watch the webcast of the bill's mark up last week.

CSPAN 1 covers the U.S. House of Representatives. Tune in to watch the floor debate and vote live. Thursday we will let you know the approximate time debate will begin.

The office of the Clerk will post the roll call vote shortly after the vote on the floor.

The transcript from the debate will be available here the following morning.

SPONSOR:Rep Hensarling, Jeb TX-5

COSPONSORS:
Rep Bishop, Rob
R, UT-1 Rep Boucher, Rick D, VA-9
Rep Cannon, Chris R, UT-3 Rep Conyers, John, Jr. D, MI-14
Rep Flake, Jeff R, AZ-6 Rep Kennedy, Mark R. R, MN-6
Rep Musgrave, Marilyn N. R, CO-4 Rep Paul, Ron R, TX-14
Rep Ryan, Tim D, OH-17

Some Republican Members who Blog:
Rep. Mike Conaway, R-TX-11
Rep. Katherine Harris, R-FL-13
House Speaker Dennis Hastert
, R-IL-14
Rep. Jack Kingston, R-GA-1
Rep. Mark Kirk,
R-IL10
Rep. John Linder, R-GA-7
Rep. Mike Pence
, R-IN-6
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-CO-6

Republican Study Committee