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Washington Legislative Report
Updated March 15, 1999

Now is the time to kick the House into gear and get the Smith/Evans bill (H.R. 1063)H.Con.Res.258, H. Con. Res. 97 and S. RES. 96 passed. Your efforts are beginning to have an effect, so keep up the phone calls and pressure.  If you still do not see your Representative(s) on all of the bills below, then call them via the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and URGE  THEM TO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY FOR INDONESIA AND GENUINE SELF-DETERMINATION FOR EAST TIMOR. You can mention the NYTimes editorial (7/10/98) calling for a referendum and tell them that on July 11, '98, in part due to grassroots pressure, Senate Resolution 237 passed UNANIMOUSLY!!!   Congratulations to everyone from ETAN/US.  Check out ETAN's press release on the significance of this resolution, as well as the statement of the bill's sponsor, Sen. Russ Feingold.

We provide a current list of Congressional Email addresses, plus info on how to find phone and fax numbers.  Also, check out sample letters to President Clinton and Congress.

H.R. 1063 as of 6/16/99
Chris Smith (R-NJ)
Lane Evans (D-IL)
John Olver (D-MA)
George Brown (D-CA)
Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa)
Louis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Barney Frank (D-MA)
Phil English (R-PA)
Robert Underwood (D-Guam)
Bob Filner (D-CA)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Tom Barrett (D-WI)
Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
John Porter (R-IL)
Tom Tancredo (R-CO)
Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
Bill Clay (D-MO)
Gary Miller (R-CA)
Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Bruce Vento (D-MN)
Jose Serrano (D-NY)
William Goodling (R-PA)
Bill Luther (D-MN)
Albert Wynn (D-MD)
Steven LaTourette (R-OH)
Bobby Rush (D-IL)
Rod Blagojevich (D-IL)
Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Ed Markey (D-MA)
Pete Stark (D-CA)
Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Lynn Rivers (D-MI)
Tom Lantos (D-CA)
James Oberstar (D-MN)
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Mike Thompson (D-MS)
Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Joe Moakley (D-MA)
Tony Hall (D-OH)
Frank Wolf (R-VA)
Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
Ted Strickland (D-OH)
John Tierney (D-MA)
Howard Berman (D-CA)
Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Danny Davis (D-IL)
David Bonior (D-MI)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Connie Morella (R-MD)
Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI)
Henry Waxman (D-CA)
Adolphus Towns (D-NY)
Marty Meehan (D-MA)
Thomas Allen (D-ME)
Bart Stupak (D-MI)
Richard Pombo (R-CA)
Donald Payne (D-NJ)
Sam Farr (D-CA)
Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Matthew Martinez (D-CA)
Ed Pastor (D-AZ)
Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Martin Sabo (D-MN)
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Anthony David Weiner (D-NY)
Patsy Mink (D-HI)
Mike Capuano (D-MA)
David Minge (D-MN)
John Conyers (D-MI)
Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)
Michael McNulty (D-NY)
Collin Peterson (D-MN)
John Lewis (D-GA)
David Wu (D-OR)
Brian Bilbray (R-CA)

SPONSOR: Rep Lowey (D-NY)
Introduced 05/06/98

Rep Evans (D-IL) 05/06/98
Rep Kennedy, P. (D-RI) 05/06/98
Rep Morella (R-MD) 05/06/98
Rep Frank (D-MA) 05/06/98
Rep Olver (D-MA) 05/06/98
Rep Woolsey (D-CA) 05/06/98
Rep McGovern (D-MA) 05/06/98
Rep Kucinich (D-OH) 05/06/98
Rep Maloney, C. (D-NY) 05/06/98
Rep Sanders (I-VT) 05/06/98
Rep Hall, T. (D-OH) 05/06/98
Rep Waxman (D-CA) 05/06/98
Rep Slaughter (D-NY) 05/06/98
Rep Towns (D-NY) 05/06/98
Rep Vento (D-MN) 05/06/98
Rep Blagojevich (D-IL) 05/06/98
Rep Yates (D-IL) 05/06/98
Rep Roybal-Allard (D-CA) 05/06/98
Rep Luther (D-MN) 05/06/98
Rep Stupak (D-MI) 05/06/98
Rep Serrano (D-MA) 05/06/98
Rep Brown, S. (D-OH) 05/19/98
Rep Torres (D-CA) 06/05/98
Rep Rivers (D-MI) 06/05/98
Rep McKinney (D-GA)
Rep Sherman (D-CA)
Rep Kilpatrick (D-MI)
Rep Hinchey (D-NY)
Rep Joe Moakley (D-MA)
Rep Sam Farr (D-CA)
Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Rep Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Rep Albert Wynn (D-MD)
Rep Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Rep. George Miller
Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark

SPONSOR: Rep McKinney (D-GA)
Introduced 05/20/98

Rep Smith, C. (R-NJ) 05/20/98
Rep Lowey (D-NY) 05/20/98
Rep Hall, T. (D-OH) 05/20/98
Rep Evans (D-IL) 05/20/98
Rep Sanders (I-VT) 05/20/98
Rep Olver (D-MA) 05/20/98
Rep DeFazio (D-OR) 05/20/98
Rep Lee, Barbara (D-CA) 05/20/98
Rep Frank (D-MA) 05/20/98
Rep Farr (D-CA) 05/20/98
Rep Woolsey (D-CA) 06/05/98
Rep Towns (D-NY) 06/05/98
Rep Torres (D-CA) 06/05/98
Rep Luther (D-MN) 06/05/98
Rep McGovern (D-MA)
Rep Furse (D-OR)
Rep Yates (D-IL)
Serrano (D-NY)
Schumer (D-NY)
Nadler (D-NY)
Pelosi (D-CA)

S. RES. 96
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
John Chafee (R-RI)
Robert Torricelli (D-NJ)
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY)
Herb Kohl (D-WI)
John Kerry (D-MA)
Jim Jeffords (R-VT)
Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Paul Wellstone (D-MN)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

H. CON. RES. 97 - East Timor Paramilitary Accountability Resolution
Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)
Tony Hall (D-OH)
Lane Evans (D-IL)
Tom Lantos (D-CA)
Anthony David Weiner (D-NY)
Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Barney Frank (D-MA)
Robert Weygand (D-RI)
Jose Serrano (D-NY)
Michael Capuano (D-MA)
Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Darlene Hodey (D-OR)
Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Sam Farr (D-CA)
Carolyn Kilpatrich (D-MI)
David Minge (D-MN)
Phil English (R-PA)
Louis Guiterrez (D-IL)
Rod Blagojevich (D-NJ)
Donald Payne (D-NJ)
John Conyers (D-MI)
Howard Berman (D-CA)
Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)
Michael McNulty (D-NY)
Collin Peterson (D-MN)
John Lewis (D-GA)
Bill Luther (D-MN)
Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Frank Wolf (R-VA)
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Richard Pombo (R-CA)

SPONSOR: Rep Stearns (R-FL)
Introduced 05/22/98

Rep Sanders (I-VT) 05/22/98
Rep Rohrabacher (R-CA) 05/22/98
Rep Kennedy, P. (D-RI) 05/22/98
Rep Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) 05/22/98
Rep Olver (D-MA) 05/22/98
Rep McKinney (D-GA) 05/22/98
Rep Kucinich (D-OH) 05/22/98
Rep Strickland (D-OH) 05/22/98
Rep Stark (D-CA) 05/22/98
Rep Woolsey (D-CA) 05/22/98
Rep Evans (D-IL) 05/22/98
Rep Lowey (D-NY) 05/22/98
Rep Smith, C. (R-NJ) 05/22/98
Rep Wolf (R-VA) 06/03/98
Rep Frank (D-MA) 06/03/98
Rep Morella (R-MD) 06/05/98
Rep Lipinski (D-IL) 06/10/98

And yes!!! S.RES.237 PASSED 07/11/98 UNANIMOUSLY with SPONSOR: Sen Feingold (D-WI) introduced 05/22/98 and 17 COSPONSORS:

Sen Reed (D-RI) 05/22/98
Sen Leahy (D-VT) 05/22/98
Sen Moynihan (D-NY) 05/22/98
Sen Kohl (D-WI) 05/22/98
Sen Kennedy (D-MA) 05/22/98
Sen Harkin (D-IA) 05/22/98
Sen Wellstone (D-MN) 05/22/98
Sen Durbin (D-IL) 06/10/98
Sen Lautenberg (D-NJ) 06/10/98
Sen Wyden (D-OR) 06/10/98
Sen John Kerry (D-MA) 06/23/98
Sen Dodd (D-CT) 06/23/98
Sen Torricelli (D-NJ) 06/25/98
Sen Boxer (D-CA)
Sen Coats (R-IN)
Sen Chafee (R-RI)
Sen Lieberman (D-CT) 07/08/98

SPONSOR: Rep Lowey (D-NY)
Introduced 04/01/98

Rep Porter (R-IL) 04/01/98
Rep Lantos (D-CA) 04/01/98
Rep Smith, C. (R-NJ) 04/01/98
Rep Hall, T. (D-OH) 04/29/98
Rep Rohrabacher (R-CA) 04/29/98
Rep Olver (D-MA) 04/29/98
Rep Abercrombie (D-HI) 04/29/98
Rep Moran, James P. (D-VA) 04/29/98
Rep Frank (D-MA) 04/29/98
Rep Towns (D-NY) 04/29/98
Rep McGovern (D-MA) 04/29/98
Rep Pascrell (D-NJ) 04/29/98
Rep Klug (R-WI) 04/29/98
Rep Wolf (R-VA) 04/29/98
Rep Blagojevich (D-IL) 04/29/98
Rep Kennedy, P. (D-RI) 04/29/98
Rep Yates (D-IL) 04/29/98
Rep Moakley (D-MA) 04/29/98
Rep Waxman (D-CA) 04/29/98
Rep Miller, G. (D-CA) 04/29/98
Rep DeLauro (D-CT) 04/29/98
Rep Woolsey (D-CA) 04/29/98
Rep Luther (D-MN) 05/06/98
Rep Kucinich (D-OH) 05/06/98
Rep Menendez (D-NJ) 05/06/98
Rep Evans (D-IL) 05/06/98
Rep Dixon (D-CA) 05/06/98
Rep Lofgren (D-CA) 05/06/98
Rep Maloney, C. (D-NYY) 05/06/98
Rep Sabo (D-MN) 05/06/98
Rep Hobson (D-OH) 05/06/98
Rep Hyde (R-IL) 05/06/98
Rep Kennedy, J. (D-MA) 05/06/98
Rep Pelosi (D-CA) 05/06/98
Rep Delahunt (D-MA) 05/06/98
Rep Hoyer (D-MD) 05/06/98
Rep Stupak (D-MI) 05/06/98
Rep Serrano (D-NY) 05/06/98
Rep Pitts (R-PA) 05/19/98
Rep Sanders (I-VT) 05/19/98
Rep Brown, S. (D-OH) 05/19/98
Rep Morella (R-MD) 05/19/98
Rep Manton (D-NY) 05/19/98
Rep Furse (D-OR) 05/19/98
Rep Blumenauer (D-OR) 05/19/98
Rep Rush (D-IL) 06/05/98
Rep Torres (D-CA) 06/05/98
Rep Greenwood (R-PA) 06/05/98
Rep Lampson (D-TX) 06/11/98
Rep Andrews (D-NJ) 06/18/98
Rep Meehan (D-MA) 06/18/98
Rep McKinney (D-GA) 06/25/98
Rep McDermott (D-WA) 06/26/98
Rep McNulty (D-NY)
Rep David Price (D-NC)
Rep Norton (D-DC) 07/10/98
Rep Hinchey (D-NY) 07/10/98
Rep Sherman (D-CA)
Rep Nadler (D-NY)
Rep Engel (D-NY)
Rep Underwood (D-GU)
Rep Petri (R-WI)
Rep DeFazio (D-OR)
Rep Slaughter (D-NY)
Rep Jefferson (D-LA)
Rep Sanchez (D-CA)
Rep Eshoo (D-CA)
Rep Sam Farr (D-CA)
Rep Collin Peterson (D-MN)
Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Rep Tom Allen (D-ME)
Rep Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Rep Albert Wynn (D-MD)
Rep Robert Wexler (D-FL)
Rep James Oberstar (D-MN)
Rep Peter King (R-NY)
Rep Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Rep Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI)
Rep Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-CA)
Rep John Conyers Jr. (D-MI)
Rep Edward Markey (D-MA)
Rep Lynn Rivers (D-MI)
Rep Steve Horn (R-CA)
Rep English (R-PA)
Rep Dan Burton (R-IN)

Lynn Fredriksson
Washington Representative
East Timor Action Network
110 Maryland Ave. NE, Box 30
Washington, D.C. 20002
ph (202)544-6911
fax (202)546-5103

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