Friday, December 08, 2006

Legislative Emergency?

Some of you received an email from Life Extension Foundation as follows:

"Legislative Emergency!

It is very important for you to make phone calls to the following key Congressmen right away between Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8. What's happening is that the Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act (the AER bill), which threatens your access to dietary supplements, was passed in the U.S. Senate at 9 pm Wednesday, December 6. Now we must take immediate action to stop the companion bill (HR 6168) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

So, please call: 202-225-XXXX (U.S. Capital Switchboard, which is always open) and ask for:

1. Dennis Hastert

2. John Boehner- (tell him not to allow it to be put on the calendar- he opposes the bill, but now there's going to be huge pressure on him to let it be voted on.)

3. Joe Barton"

The only problem is that our friends at LEF emailed this in error. Upon my call to Dennis Hasterts office this morning I was advised this bill is not, and will not come before the house. Apparantly LEF had a bit of a (well-intentioned) SNAFU.

So don't call Washington :-)