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There has been mention on these pages, and on many other progressive websites, of renaming the Health Care Reform Act to honor the late Senator Edward Kennedy.  The question is how does this get done?

Do we call our congressperson?  Senator?  Petition?  How exactly is this accomplished?  Can a bill be renamed while it is pending in the House?  Comments are welcome.

Originally posted to Chazcat on Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 07:55 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    That elbow to the lip was the universe saying to you Mr. President, "OPEN YOUR MOUTH"

    by Chazcat on Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 07:55:51 AM PDT

    •  I'm wondering the same thing (1+ / 0-)
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      Seneca Doane

      maybe we should all call our Representatives and Senators and say this.
      But we want his name attached to a bill only if it is a good bill with a strong public option.

      If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

      by Tamar on Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 07:59:22 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I am sure it will get done. (1+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane

    Then let the Leiberman's and Bayh's of the Senate not vote for it.  

  •  Ted Kennedy wasn't popular in every part of the (1+ / 0-)
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    Kylopod

    nation ("Massachusetts Liberal"), so naming the bill after him might not be a pragmatic step in an effort to get it passed.

    Megan's Law was passed overwhelmingly; who could object to a law protecting victims of child molesters?  The victims of murder-by-spreadsheet are rarely spoken of; why couldn't this new bill be called the Nataline Sarkisyan Bill in honor of a martyr to CIGNA's cruel and heartless denial of a liver transplant that could have added years to her life?

    Barack Obama in the Oval Office. There's a black man who knows his place.

    by Greasy Grant on Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 08:08:05 AM PDT

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