Bill Sheehan (zerowaste@grrn.org)
Wed, 26 May 1999 13:37:17 -0400


Keep Farr Language Requiring Recycling by
U.S. House of Representatives in H.R. 1905,
Legislative Appropriations Bill

Action Needed TODAY, Wednesday May 26!

Tell Your Representative To:

OPPOSE the Point of Order to Strip Farr
Language On Recycling

PROBLEM: Congress is failing to recycle.
Paper, bottles, cans, glass, and plastic
being recycled by the majority of Americans
are being discarded as waste by members of
Congress and their staff. It's time to
demand that Congress take responsibility for
its waste!

SOLUTION: Congressman Sam Farr (D - Carmel
CA) proposed an amendment to the Legislative
Appropriations Bill, H.R. 1905, requiring
the U.S. House of Representatives to
recycle. The Farr amendment was adopted by
the House Appropriations Committee last
week, after a bi-partisan show of support.

NEED FOR ACTION: The rule adopted in the
House Rules Committee establishing the
procedure for considering H.R. 1905 on the
House floor does not, repeat does not
protect the Farr language. Opponents are
expected to challenge the Farr language on
recycling through a Point of Order, claiming
the recycling language is non-germane.

Environmentalists and recyclers need to tell
your member of Congress to Keep the Farr
language on Recycling! Oppose the point of
order on H.R. 1905.

TIMING: H.R. 1905 is likely to be taken up
on the House floor late this afternoon or
evening (Wednesday, May 26) or tomorrow (May

Call or fax a letter immediately:

Telephone 202-224-3121 (Captiol switchboard)
to be connected to the office of your member
of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Or get the fax number by locating your
member on the web at:
http://www.house.gov/(member name)

For more information contact: Lance King,
GrassRoots Recycling Network (703) 582-7932

Bill Sheehan
Network Coordinator
GrassRoots Recycling Network
P.O. Box 49283
Athens GA 30604-9283
Tel: 706-613-7121
Fax: 706-613-7123