M E M O R A N D U M
TO: State Farm Bureau FBACT
CC: Linda Johnson, Director of
Don Parrish, Director,
FROM: Cody Lyon, Director of
Grassroots and Policy Advocacy
DATE: April 21, 2009
RE: FBACT Alert on “Navigable”
Clean Water Bill added to AFBF FBACT Site.
The Senate is expected to take action
on S. 787, the Clean Water Restoration Act – legislation that
would expand the regulatory scope of the Clean Water Act.
Attached is a copy of the CWA Alert that has been added to
the FBACT website.
Joel A. Alderete
As of today, the bill has 23 co-sponsors
(listed below). These Senators need to be of particular focus
to educate and have FBACT members contact on this issue. Last
Congress, Farm Bureau was very successful in stopping this
bill in the House Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee. If we engage in a similar focus, we can
have success again this time.
Engage your FBACT members on this
bill, especially if you have Senators of your delegation on
the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. They need
to hear from farmers and ranchers about the negative impacts
this bill will have on farms and ranches.
In addition to sending messages to
your Senators, please consider having influential members with
personal connections to Senators make a personal call.
If you allow AFBF to go directly to your
FBACT members, please let me know and I will send them this
Action Alert message.
If you have any questions, please feel
free to give me a call. For questions on the issue, please
contact Don Parrish at 202-406-3667 /
Co-sponsors to S.
Sen Boxer, Barbara (D-CA)
Sen Brown, Sherrod (D-OH)
Sen Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. (D-MD)
Sen Carper, Thomas R. (D-DE)
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. (D-CT)
Sen Durbin, Richard (D-IL)
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D-NY)
Sen Kerry, John F. (D-MA)
Sen Kohl, Herb (D-WI)
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. (D-NJ)
Sen Leahy, Patrick J.
Sen Levin, Carl (D-MI)
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. (I-CT)
Sen Menendez, Robert (D-NJ)
Sen Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
Sen Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Sen Sanders, Bernard (I-VT)
Sen Schumer, Charles E. (D-NY)
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Sen Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI)
Sen Wyden, Ron (D-OR)
Cody W. Lyon
American Farm Bureau Federation
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Washington, DC 20024
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