Audit the FedSubmitted by I_Robot on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 19:17
Does anyone know what we can do about getting this bill to the Senate floor?
I am not that familiar with the ins and outs of our legislative system, but I was always under the impression that things just moved from the House, to the Senate, to the president's desk. Naive, I know. But you can imagine how dismayed I was to hear that this Reid character can see a bill come up with such momentum and then just shrug his shoulders at it without even calling for a vote.
Now I'm getting all of these e-mails asking me to contact my representative and/or send more money to their wing of the cause, so my questions are as follows:
1) What would it take to move that bill along?
2) What exactly can my senator do if I email her? I'd like to ask for some specific action, rather than just set myself up for some patronizing but diplomatic evasion. I want to send a concise message that says, in no uncertain terms: Action A gets you this man's vote; option B gives it to the other guy/girl.
I'd sincerely appreciate some good information. I want to nuance my understanding of this process so that I can better represent our cause to people around me.