From the Inbox:
David Rexrode, RNC Director of Conservative Outreach
Help Prevent Senate Democrats From Shutting Down the Government!
Dear (Your Name Here),
In a recent letter regarding President Bush's judicial nominees, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) threatened to shut down the government and not allow any important legislation to be considered. "...we will be reluctant to enter into any consent agreement that facilitates Senate activities, even on routine matters. Just this year we passed the class action and bankruptcy bills under procedures negotiated in good faith between the majority and the minority. We would decline to provide such cooperation in the future...".
Instead of working in a bipartisan manner to pass meaningful legislation to help the American people, Senate Democrats are threatening to hold the Senate hostage if they don't get their way. Senators have a duty under the Constitution to provide advice and consent on judicial nominations, but Senate Democrats continue to prevent the President's judicial nominees from even being voted on.
It is time to tell Senate Democrats not to shut down the government and start fulfilling their constitutional obligation by giving the President's judicial nominees a fair up or down vote!
Call Minority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator Robert Byrd, Senator Ken Salazar, and Senator Chuck Schumer TODAY and tell them we will not tolerate their efforts to hold the Senate hostage and that they have a constitutional obligation to give all of the President's judicial nominees an up or down vote.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid - (202) 224-3542
Senator Hillary Clinton - (202) 224-4451
Senator Ted Kennedy - (202) 224-4543
Senator Robert Byrd - (202) 224-3954
Senator Ken Salazar - (202) 224-5852
Senator Chuck Schumer - (202) 224-6542
I think it is appalling that appointments from the first term remain unvoted upon. The Republicans have a clear majority... if they don't start setting the legislative agenda and pushing things through, we ought to replace them with different Republicans - ones willing to get the job done.