Wednesday, June 04, 2008

John Murtha Area Outreach Voting Security Issue on Table

Murtha's toll free number provided. Note: Murtha was among the representatives who signed on as a co-sponsor of the Rush Holt bill

Emergency Election Assistance for Secure Elections Act (H.R. 5036) – the “EASY” bill to secure the November 2008 elections

Unfortunately, the bill failed to garner enough votes to pass.

Congressman to press on with paper-ballot emergency voting bill
Bill goes down in House after White House intervenes
April 18, 2008 (Computerworld)
On Tuesday, the bill, which needed a two-thirds majority to pass, went down to defeat in the House 239-178, with 223 Democrats in favor and 176 Republican opposed, after the White House sent out a statement opposing the measure. The statement said the administration "strongly opposes" the bill because it would "create a new program that is largely redundant with existing law, and therefore unnecessary, to reimburse States for the costs of making last-minute changes to their voting systems by Election Day 2008."

A series of new bills has been presented.

Fed net archives

Visit variety of sites for details, including Brennan Center

See VotePA

Note Murtha's June schedule

Murtha lists June schedule
Updated 06/04/2008 12:15:28 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, D-Johnstown, has announced his outreach schedule for June in Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties:...

Uniontown - 20 N. Gallatin Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9, June 16, June 18, June 20, June 23, June 26, June 27 and June 30...

Murtha explained constituents can consult with a staff member about any problem with a federal agency or program.

For immediate assistance, call Murtha's toll-free number, 1-800-289-2642.

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