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Following the November elections, there is a great threat that the Democratic majority could use a Lame Duck Session to pass legislation that could significantly expand government programs and burden consumers with more taxes and regulations. It is strongly believed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are delaying the vote on controversial pieces of legislation until after Election Day. Polls show that the majority of Americans are opposed to much of the legislation being pushed by the Democratic leadership, including “stimulus” packages, cap and trade, card check and numerous other tax hikes. Attempts to use a Lame Duck Session to rush through costly new legislation would be yet another tactic used by Democratic leadership to pass radical bills that infringe on individual liberty.
Thankfully, Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga.) has introduced a privileged resolution to the $26 billion “stimulus” package that would pre-empt a Lame Duck Session. We urge you to support the resolution, which pledges that Congress will not assemble between the dates of November 2, 2010 and January 3, 2011. Unless there is an unforeseen and sudden emergency, the House will responsibly wait until the new Congress is sworn in before considering controversial legislation that will affect the American people.
We will count your vote on Congressman Tom Price’s Privileged Amendment as a KEY VOTE when calculating the FreedomWorks Economic Freedom Scorecard for 2010. The Economic Freedom Scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the Jefferson Award, which recognizes members of Congress with voting records that support economic freedom.
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