Well, things are
happening fast now on the REAL ID bill (SB1152)! The bill FINALLY made
it to the House Rules Committee today and then also went through Caucus. So,
it's moving again! Thanks to everyone who sent emails. It was very helpful. We were told by the Rules Committee staff that they got a LOT of messages, and
those things DO help to persuade the Chairman to hear a bill. You guys are
The next step is
Committee of the Whole (COW). This could happen as soon as tomorrow or Monday. Please begin emailing your House members to ask them to support SB1152. I'll probably send out a separate mailing later today to provide some talking
points. Committee of the Whole (COW) is the debate stage but they do vote in
COW, and the bill has to pass to keep moving. After COW comes the "Third Read"
which is the official House vote. So, say your prayers and cross your fingers
and keep those emails coming!! There's only about two weeks or so left in this
session. We are very close to the end, so the bill will probably be voted on
very soon. Thanks for all your help and interest in this
Senator Karen S.
HR 418- A National ID Bill Masquerading as Immigration Reform