Posts Tagged ‘House of Representatives’

Response to my letter from Congressman Putnam

Dear Mr. Alexander:

Thank you for contacting my office with regard to pet devocalization for medically unnecessary purposes. I appreciate the time you took to write me on this issue.

In this procedure, a veterinarian would remove the vocal chords of the owner’s pet. This procedure is sometimes done for medical purposes to remove the infected, cancerous, or otherwise maligned tissue. In these cases, the procedure will often save the pets life. However, this is sometimes performed to cut down on the noise the animal makes. I believe that this is inhumane. Moreover, it is shows irresponsibility on the part of our owner. When we purchase a pet from the store or adopt from the shelter, we should invite this new member into our family with full knowledge that you will have to listen to your pet. This is also an important mechanism for our pets to show affection or let us know something is wrong. There is no legislation before the House on this issue currently, but I will certainly keep your comments in mind should a bill be introduced.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact my office. If you are experiencing difficulties with a federal agency, are interested in legislation that is pending before Congress or wish to express your opinions, please visit my website at http://www.adamputnam.house.gov. If you would like additional updates on this and other issues please signup for my e-newsletter at http://adamputnam.house.gov/signup.shtml.

Sincerely,

Adam Putnam
Member of Congress
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This is good. Now if they try that nonsense here my man will be waiting to shoot it down. Please write your representatives a strong message about the cruel practice of de-vocalization by making it illegal in your state. We are living in a new time folks, we understand that people who abuse animals are the common criminals of this country. These are the people who run down society everyday by abusing children and women. They have no morals and I believe a top priority by law enforcement needs to be placed on the ridding of our streets of them.

I put crack heads and animal abusers in the same category. The only lower is a pedophile.

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Repower America

Michael,

The Senate just introduced their version of landmark clean energy legislation we’ve been working on for years.

As Senators begin to debate and react to this bill, it’s essential we show support right out of the gate. This legislation could revitalize the American economy, strengthen our national security, and help solve the climate crisis.

Tell your Senators that you support action on the clean energy and climate legislation introduced today.

The new Senate bill is a huge step forward for our movement, building on the momentum created when the House of Representatives passed a similar bill earlier this summer.

But the bill is just a starting point. And now that it has been introduced, the high priced lobbyists for Big Oil are going to make every attempt to weaken it as much as possible — or to block it entirely.

We can’t let that happen.

Stand up for Clean Energy Legislation in the Senate.

We need this bill to create jobs and to end the destructive cycle that hurts our planet and our economy by sending millions of dollars overseas that could support clean energy produced by American workers.

Recent polling shows that Americans across party lines strongly support moving our economy forward with clean energy. That might not make a difference to the special interests fighting for their bottom line, but it will to our Senators — if we make that support heard.

You can be a leader on this issue by speaking out in support of clean energy. Tell your Senators our country needs clean energy legislation:

http://act.repoweramerica.org/page/s/senate

Thanks for everything you are doing,

Dave Boundy
Campaign Manager




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Natural Gas Act: Letter to my Congressman in Florida

We need to take immediate steps to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Join me in emailing Congress today to let them know you support taking immediate steps to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. I am so tired of having excuses for troops being in the Middle East. If we just pass this energy bill we can solve the crisis now. We can begin to get our country back. We need a few minutes of your time to make a big change for America. Congress will be back in session in 2 weeks.

Secretary of Energy already committed $300 million of stimulus money to build 542 natural gas and propane docking stations across the country. If we have stacks of emails and letters on their desks when they come in we will make history!

While the price per barrel of oil has fallen from the last summer highs, it’s beginning to rise again. What hasn’t changed is the percentage of oil we import every day: over the past 12 months we have continued to import nearly two-thirds of the oil we use. Most of the oil we import is used as a transportation fuel – cars, trucks, aircraft, boats and trains. About one barrel out of every five is used as diesel fuel to power heavy trucks – 18-wheelers.

I am all for developing battery, solar, wind and fuel cell technology – or some other technology which is still in the laboratory stage. But neither batteries nor hydrogen are ready for widespread distribution to our national fleet of approximately 250 million cars and light trucks. A battery also won’t push an 18-wheeler. The only fuel right now which is available to reduce our dependence on foreign oil is domestic natural gas.

Due to recent advances in technology, we now have the ability to recover natural gas from the enormous deposits in Texas, Louisiana and Appalachia in the lower 48 states. In fact, a recent study Potential Gas Committee estimates that natural gas reserves have surged by 35 percent. The 2,074 trillion cubic feet of domestic natural gas reserves cited in the study is the equivalent of nearly 350 billion barrels of oil, about the same as Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves.

Natural gas is cheaper than diesel fuel. Natural gas is cleaner than diesel. It’s abundant. And it’s ours. The time to act is now and the NAT GAS Act is the best tool we’ve had in decades to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

The NAT GAS Act of 2009 is a bi-partisan bill in both the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 1835) and the Senate (S. 1408). In the House, Congressmen Boren (D-OK), Larson (D-CT) and Sullivan (R-OK) introduced it April 1 and it already has nearly 80 bi-partisan cosponsors. In the Senate, Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Hatch (R-UT) were joined by Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) to introduce it on July 8.

The NAT GAS Act provides industry with the incentives to replace older diesel trucks with newer natural gas vehicles – it’s a great step in the right direction. It will provide the momentum for engine manufacturers, natural gas producers and natural gas distributors to ramp up and make a real difference in our dependence on foreign oil.

I hope you will sign up as a cosponsor to support this important legislation. I will be watching your press and floor remarks for statements of support.


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