see my previous post for more info.
12:53 P.M. - DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 15 minutes of debate on the Hinchey amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Hinchey.
An amendment to prohibit any funds made available in the Act to the Department of Justice from being used to prevent the States of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, or Washington from implementing State laws authorizing the use of medical marijuana in those States.
1:38 P.M. - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hinchey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hinchey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO HAVE YOUR OPINION HEARD! PLEASE ACT NOW!
It's easy, just call the capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, give the operator your zip code, and ask to be connected to your representative (you may have more than one); you don't even need to know the representative's name to do this.
If you're not sure what say, here's some guidance. When the receptionist for the congressperson -- not the capitol receptionist -- answers the phone, your friends should say: "Hi, this is [name]. I live in [city], and I understand that my representative needs to decide today how to vote on the Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment to the Science-State-Justice-Commerce bill. I'm calling to ask for a vote in favor of the amendment."
PLEASE PICK UP YOUR PHONES AND START CALLING!