Amtrak News

Amtrak News Updates from Amtrak Conductor Dave Bowe.

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 23:54:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: D-Day is Tuesday 7-22

the  end  is  near
1)  THE most immediate action you can take is to contact the following
Senators and ask them to vote in favor of the Lautenberg amendment that would
restore $61 million to the Amtrak budget for mandatory payments.  The Senate
Appropriations Committee will take up the measure on Tuesday, July 22.

This is a list of the Senators who you should contact:

Herb Kohl (D-WI)
Phone: (202) 224-5653     Fax: (202) 224-9787

Harry Reid (D-NV)
Phone: (202) 224-3542     Fax: (202) 224-7327

Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Phone: (202) 224-3954     Fax: (202) 228-0002

Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Phone: (202) 224-2644     Fax: (202) 224-8594

Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) Phone: (202) 224-5852
Fax: (202) 224-1933

The E-mail addresses above are from the Senators own websites.

2)  There have been many problems with the House E-mail addresses that have
been provided on the internet and through Congress itself as well as through
other sources on the internet.

In some cases a representative's own website provides an e-mail address that
returns the mail.

The procedure for getting House e-mail addresses from the House web site has
changed -- now you are expected to go through the web site
, where you type in your zip code and then
you can either send a message or go to your representative's web site.

The Senate e-mail addresses are still available at:

3)  In addition the toll-free number to Capitol Hill that I sent was recently
disconnected.  I am told that a new toll-free number to the Capitol Hill
Switchboard is:  888-723-5246

4)  The Lautenberg amendment would restore the full $61 million in excess
mandatory payments, bringing the Senate's operating number up to the level
requested by President Clinton (and thus $61 million above the House level).
 To pass this amendment requires all the Democrats and plus three
Republicans, but the following Democrats may have a special need to hear from
constituents: Kohl (WI), Reid (NV) and Byrd (WV).  On the Republican side,
Specter (PA) and Hutchison (TX) are likely supporters; Burns (MT) and
Campbell (CO) may also be possible, both voted for the Roth Amtrak provision
on June 27; but don't give up on anyone!  Thanks.

--Ross Capon , Director  NARP

Dave Bowe 

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