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Thursday, March 8, 2012


Your Grassroots Efforts are Needed Now

Breaking News: A Senate hearing on S. 1906, the Cabin Fee Act of 2011, has been scheduled for March 22, 2012 before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, chaired by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). Coalition 2 is in full preparation mode!

Now is your time to help! Extensive grassroots efforts to contact key Senators are essential to support a successful hearing and passage of the legislation. Important Senators highlighted below are from cabin states and are members of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. If they also sit on the Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee, that is also noted below. Their support is required for the review of S. 1906, the Cabin Fee Act of 2011, and the successful passage out of committee. These Senators must hear from you and know you care about the Cabin Fee Act! The message you convey to your Senators should be consistent and to the point:

· We have a revenue neutral bill that has been reviewed by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

· The bill has genuine bi-partisan support, with the following co-sponsors: Jon Tester [D- MT] (Sponsor), John Barrasso [R-WY], Max Baucus [D-MT], Michael Enzi [R-WY], Dianne Feinstein [D-CA], Charles Grassley [R-IA], and James Risch [R-ID].

· We ask that committee members favorably support the passage of the bill out of committee.

This task is simple! Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask for your Senator’s office. When connected, tell them that your call is about S. 1906, the Cabin Fee Act. You should then be transferred to the staff person who handles natural resources or national forest issues. Convey your personalized message to that person. Every call helps gain support, please do your part. The entire ENR committee should hear from cabin owners! Call or email your Senator today!


Jeff Bingaman (NM), Chairman of full ENR Committee

Ron Wyden (OR) (PLF) PLF, Chairman

Tim Johnson (SD) (PLF)

Mary L. Landrieu (LA) (PLF)

Maria Cantwell (WA) (PLF)

Bernard Sanders (I-VT)

Debbie Stabenow (MI)

Mark Udall (CO) (PLF)

Jeanne Shaheen (NH) (PLF)

Al Franken (MN) (PLF)

Joe Manchin (WV)

Christopher A. Coons (DE) (PLF)


Lisa Murkowski (AK), Ranking (Senior Republican) on full ENR Committee

John Barrasso (WY) (PLF) Co-sponsor

James E. Risch (ID) (PLF) Co-sponsor

Mike Lee (UT) (PLF)

Rand Paul (KY) (PLF)

Daniel Coats (IN)

Rob Portman (OH) (PLF)

John Hoeven (ND) (PLF)

Dean Heller (NV) (PLF)

Bob Corker (TN)

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