URGENT ACTION ALERT CARA (HR-701) (S-25)
HOUSE AGRICULTURE AND BUDGET COMMITTEES WILL DECIDE IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WHETHER THEY SHOULD HOLD MEETINGS TO REVIEW HR-701, THE CONSERVATION AND REINVESTMENT ACT (CARA).
THIS IS A $3 BILLION PORK BARREL LAND ACQUISITION TRUST FUND INCLUDING THE THREAT OF MASSIVE CONDEMNATION (EMINENT DOMAIN).
It will be a real plus for opponents of CARA if either one or both of the committees decide to take a close look at HR-701.
Supporters of CARA are working hard to prevent both committees from reviewing CARA and examining its $3 billion in annual pork.
They want to prevent open hearings that will expose that the residents of a handful of states reap nearly all the pork barrel spending in CARA.
For example, residents of Alaska receive a guaranteed subsidy of $274 per person per year for the next fifteen years. Louisiana, one of the poorest states in America, gains over $300 million per year guaranteed under CARA. Meanwhile the average state receives only $10.72 per person per year. Many states even lose money.
IT IS VITAL THAT YOU REVIEW THE LISTS OF BOTH COMMITTEES TO SEE IF YOUR CONGRESSMAN IS A MEMBER. IF SO, PLEASE GO TO THE ACTIONS AT THE BOTTOM.
MEMBERS -- HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE
John Kasich (OH) (Chairman), Saxby Chamblis (GA), Chris Shays (CT), Wally Herger (CA), Bob Franks (NJ), Nick Smith (MI), Jim Nussle (IA), Peter Hoekstra (MI), George Radanovich (CA), Charles Bass (NH), Gil Gutknecht (MN), Van Hilleary (TN), John Sununu (NH), Joseph Pitts (PA), Joseph Knollenberg (MI), William Thornberry (TX), Jim Ryun (KS), Michael Collins (GA), Zach Wamp (TN), Mark Green (WI), Ernest Lee Fletcher (KY), Gary Miller (CA), Paul Ryan (WI), and Pat Toomey (PA).
Democrats: John Spratt Jr (SC), Jim McDermott (WA), Lynn Rivers (MI), Bennie Thompson (MS), David Minge (MN), Ken Bentsen (TX), Jim David (FL), Robert Weygand (RI), Eva Clayton (NC), David Price (NC), Edward Markey (MA), Jerry Kleczka (WI), Bob Clement (TN), James Moran (VA), Darlene Hooley (OR), Ken Lucas (KY), Russ Holt (NJ), Joseph Hoeffel III (PA), and Tammy Baldwin (WI).
MEMBERS -- HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
Republicans: Larry Combest (TX) (Chairman), Bill Barrett (NE), John Boehner (OH), Thomas Ewing (IL), Bob Goodlatte (VA), Richard Pombo (CA), Charles Canady (FL),Nick Smith (MI), Terry Everett (AL), Frank Lucas (OK), Helen Chenoweth (ID), John Hostettler (IN), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Ray LaHood (IL), Jerry Moran (KS), Bob Schaffer (CO), John Thune (SD), William Jenkins (TN), John Cooksey (LA), Ken Calvert (CA), Gil Gutknecht (MN), Bob Riley (AL), Greg Walden (R-OR), Mike Simpson (ID), Doug Ose (CA), Robin Hayes (NC), and Ernest Fletcher (KY).
Democrats: Charles Stenholm (TX), Gary Condit (CA), Collin Peterson (MN), Calvin Dooley (CA), Eva Clayton (NC), David Minge (MN), Earl Hilliard (AL), Earl Pomeroy (ND), Tim Holden (PA), Sanford Bishop (GA), Bennie Thompson (MS), John Baldacci (ME), Marion Berry (AR), Virgil Goode (VA), Mike McIntyre (NC), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Bob Etheridge (NC), Chris John (LA), Leonard Boswell (IA), David Phelps (IL), Ken Lucas (KY), Mike Thompson (CA), and Baron Hill (IN).
HERE ARE A FEW REASONS TO OPPOSE CARA
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