Our legislation, HR 5924, continues to gain support. We’re up to ten co-sponsors who have signed onto Rep. Wexler’s bill:
Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] – 4/29/2008
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] – 5/14/2008
Rep Putnam, Adam H. [FL-12] – 5/14/2008
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 5/22/2008
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] – 5/22/2008
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] – 6/3/2008
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] – 6/3/2008
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] – 6/3/2008
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 6/3/2008
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] – 6/4/2008
Our efforts on Wednesday and Thursday should lead to additional co-sponsors in the next few days and weeks.
The most notable piece of news – beyond the momentum that we’re gathering with co-sponsors – is that on Thursday June 12, the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship, refugees, border security, and international law will have a formal hearing on our bill. We are working with the Congressional staffers to identify the appropriate witnesses to speak on this urgent issue.