AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
January 24, 2012
Vote on HR 2070 Scheduled
HR 2070 – the World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011 (go to version number 2 -“Reported in House – RH”) — is scheduled for a vote in the House sometime this week. Remember this bill . . . direct(s) the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the Nation on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day.” There were some concerns about the Commemorative Works Act and its stipulation that a new memorial “does not interfere with, or encroach on, an existing commemorative work.” In Committee, Section 3 was added which states the Commemorative Works Act “shall not apply to this Act.” Of Pennsylvania’s Congressmen, only Lou Barletta, Mike Kelly, Patrick Meehan, Joe Pitts, and Todd Russell Platts are listed as co-sponsors!
Contact your Congressman and ask him or her to vote ‘Yes’ on HR 2070 when it comes to a vote later this week. Click here for contact information.