Whither H.R. 1826, the Fair Elections Now Act? Don't they know what "Now" means? The House Administration Committee held hearings last July, but thomas.loc.gov gives no further information -- no vote, no nothing. Two other House committees (Ways/Means, Energy/Commerce) also have digs on the bill, and the bill seems dug in, all right. Common Cause has a contact tool.
S.J.Res. 26, the Murkowski "resolution of disapproval" that would prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the authority of the Clean Air Act, hasn't moved since we last checked in, but still has 41 sponsors in the Senate. A companion bill, H.J.Res. 76, has 106 sponsors now, and another companion bill, H.J.Res. 76, has 41 different sponsors, mostly Democrats. Don't they know that running to the middle and running to the right are two different things? Pennsylvania residents may use this action tool, but anyone can use this one or this one.
Colorado residents may know that H.B. 1348 (alternately HB 10-1348), the Uranium Processing Accountability Act, would require uranium processors to clean up their toxic messes before they plow the ground for any more uranium. The state Transportation and Energy Committee amended the bill, mainly to strike portions pertaining to a five-year licensing process that ended in 2008, but hasn't put the bill to a vote yet. These are the Transportation/Energy Committee members; Ms. McFadyen, the Committee Chair, sponsored the bill. Colorado Environment provides the contact tool.
S. 1789, the insufficiently-fair Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, hasn't been taken up by either the House Judiciary or Energy/Commerce Committees, where they've now resided for almost two weeks. H.R. 265, the sufficiently-fair Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act of 2009, is still stuck in the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland (sic) Security Subcommittee. Long story short: S. 1789 reduces the racist crack/powder minimum sentence disparity, while H.R. 265 eliminates it. Color of Change encourages us to call Speaker Pelosi and ask for movement on H.R. 265; Color of Change would then like to know how the call went.
Finally, H.R. 4789, Alan Grayson's Medicare You Can Buy Into act, has momentarily stalled at 80 co-sponsors. The Ways and Means Committee now has the bill, but has not scheduled hearings on the bill, let alone a vote. Tools for calling House members are in the upper left-hand corner of this page. Congress is off this week (praise the Lord!), but you can still call them at their district offices.