Our representatives march to the beat of their own drummer, but we must make it clear to them that those drums come to them courtesy of us, the people. We hope to keep you apprised of some of the new proposed legislation in Congress on this page and encourage you to call your representatives today to weigh in on the issues.

Alert! March 19, 2010

You knew it. I knew it. We all knew it. Rumors from Capitol Hill intimated that Congress would probably postpone the vote on this debacle of a healthcare reform bill until after Easter. But lo and behold, just as we suspected, they were in fact only rumors to encourage us to let our guards down. But none of us believed it, and congratulations to all of you who have kept those cards and letters streaming to Washington. Keep it up.

As of right now, that vote is set for this Sunday, March 21 at 2. p.m. The House still doesn’t have enough votes to pass this bill through the Slaughter Rule (That’s the rule where they shred the Constitution and rewrite it to meet their needs at any given moment.) but Nancy Pelosi is twisting every arm and cutting every deal behind closed doors to make it happen.

In a preliminary analysis, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says this bill will cost $940 billion over the next ten years to provide six years of benefits. Wait until they do an in-depth analysis. And insurance premiums will double by the year 2020. So, if you’re paying $10,000 for insurance now, you’d better save your pennies to pay $20,000 in ten years. Then we have the moral issues of tax funded abortions and end of life panels for the elderly. Those are only three problems with the many others this bill has.

For the complete text of the bill and the fixes, click on and see if you can read that whole monstrosity in 72 hours. Plus you’ll get to see Louise Slaughter’s smiling face, the author of the dreaded Slaughter Rule.

The bill is bad. The process is perverted. And if this passes, we still have one chance in November to take our country back. But don’t let up now. Keep their phones ringing and keep filling their e-mail boxes. Let them hear from you. Then pray that these people in Washington who claim to represent us will truly do so.

Alert! March 18, 2010

Dear Members:

Congress is still trying to jam the Healthcare Reform bill through via an end run around the Constitution. If they use the Slaughter Rule, and vote for the changes only, they may think that they’re off the hook. However, the revisions contain a clause that states that if they vote for these changes, then they’re also voting to accept the Senate bill.

This is a direct attempt on the part of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to abdicate their responsibilities and rule by edict rather than legislative process. Nobody wants to admit voting for this bill, so they’ll just vote for the “improvements.” Little do they realize how closely the American people are watching. We will know who voted for this and we will remember in the voting booth in November.

And don’t believe them when they say they’ll put off this vote until after Easter. Remain vigilant and act today. I urge you all to contact every representative and every senator that you can—TODAY. Tell them how you feel and remind them of the oath they took to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Thanks for all your help and support,

Rick Tate, President

Davis Mountains Trans-Pecos Heritage Association

For our West Texas area, we have several representatives and their contact information listed below. You can find other representatives at and members of the senate at

Federal Officials:

President Barack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20500


Senator John Cornyn

517 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510


West Texas Office

3405 22nd St, Suite 203

Lubbock, TX 79410

Phone: 806/472-7533 (Lubbock)

Fax: 806-472-7536 (Lubbock)

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

284 Senate Russell Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-4304


SBOE District 1

Mr. Renee Nunez

District Address: P.O. Box 23206

El Paso, TX 79932

Phone: 915/584-5644

U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, 19th District

1026 Longworth HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: 202/225-4005

Fax: (202/225-9615

in Midland/Odessa

1400 North FM 1788, Room 1104

Midland, Texas 79707

Phone: 432/561-8462

Fax: 432/561-8351

The Honorable Ciro Rodriguez

23rd Congressional District

2458 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515


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