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RE: WPEA Status Report
(email@example.com)Sent:Fri 9/21/12 6:16 PMTo:Shanna Devine (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com(firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let. The. Senate. Risk. A. Hold.Then you can turn this issue into an electoral litmus test. Unless that risks bipartisanship and jeopardizes POGO's other projects on the Hill?How much of this last-minute, backroom opposition bullsh*t would be eliminated if the process wastransparent and congressional offices were incentivized to stand for these rights in public andexpose private opponents, right before the election?I'd hate to think these so-called status reports are theatre for the unwashed masses when therights were actually bargained away in 2011, behind closed doors.Frankly, GAP/MISC SC doesn't get the benefit of the doubt anymore. It's strictly your word not backup by any institutional credibility.That's the result of months, if not years of playing games with the grassroots.
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:03:12 -0400Subject: WPEA Status ReportFrom: email@example.com
Dear MISC Members,
this note from the MISC Steering Committee is to give a WPEA status report. The bill was scheduled for unanimous consent approval today, but Speaker Boehner decided not to let anylegislation be enacted by UC. The House is coming back in on Tuesday, and the Speaker’s office has toldcongressional staff that they want to get the job done. Hill staff told us they are viewing the development as adelay, not a defeat. There have been rumors about back room opposition, and about the Speaker’sresponse. We need to get hard information before giving a detailed report, but you will receive one when weknow. We’re particularly frustrated, because the Senate floor leaders already had obtained the clearancesfor unanimous consent approval there, if the House had finished. We have been told definitely, without qualifier by staff working on the bill that the core consensus is over language that cannot be changed. Some of those conclusions came both from Republican and Democraticoffices that we had convinced to keep pushing for conceptual, and fine tuning amendments on issues like