Lori Wallach of Public Citizen sent this alert by e-mail last night:
Tomorrow at 12:30, debate will start with a vote expected at 1:30 on the rules for the Intelligence bill. Stuck into that rules is an extension of the Motion to Reconsider. The extension runs through July 30 – meaning that the TAA revote could be called anytime between now and then under this rule. Voting down this rule is the goal. Most Dems would vote against the rule anyway. Can the eight who voted for the rule last Thursday be persuaded to do so? Will the Freedom Caucus remain in revolt and sustain their no votes from Thursday’s rule?
This move shows that the Fast Track package remains in serious trouble. This maneuver shows that the votes are not there to do a successful revote on TAA as the White House and GOP leadership planned.
The bill being used as a Trojan horse for this provision is H.R. 2596 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
Please call your Representative this morning! Here is the roll call on TAA and on the Fast Track vote. Please tailor your message to how they voted (thanks if they voted against both and a reminder you expect them to do the same again, clear disapproval if they voted for Fast Track and/or the TAA). If you need to reprimand your Congresscritter, give a short reason or two why you opposed these deal, and make clear that a vote for either bill will cost them your vote. Enlist as many people as you can to make calls.