Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Barack Obama co-sponsors the pro-Amtrak bill! There are 33 Senators on the bill now

Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) signed on to Lautenberg-Lott Amtrak bill yesterday!

To thank him, contact his office with a quick note here:

That brings the total of U.S. Senators signed on as co-sponsors to 33.

Here's the list of co-sponsors and the day they signed on:

Sen Baucus, Max [MT] - 4/10/2007
Sen Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [DE] - 1/16/2007
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 1/16/2007
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 2/15/2007
Sen Burr, Richard [NC] - 1/16/2007
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 1/16/2007
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 1/16/2007
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] - 1/22/2007
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] - 1/16/2007
Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] - 3/14/2007
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 1/26/2007
Sen Conrad, Kent [ND] - 3/5/2007
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 3/28/2007
Sen Dorgan, Byron L. [ND] - 1/16/2007
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 1/16/2007
Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] - 1/16/2007
Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] - 1/16/2007
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 1/16/2007
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 1/16/2007
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 2/6/2007
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 1/26/2007
Sen Lott, Trent [MS] - 1/16/2007
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 1/16/2007
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 2/28/2007
Sen Obama, Barack [IL] - 4/10/2007
Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] - 1/16/2007
Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] - 4/10/2007
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 1/16/2007
Sen Smith, Gordon H. [OR] - 2/28/2007
Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] - 1/16/2007
Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] - 1/16/2007
Sen Stevens, Ted [AK] - 1/16/2007
Sen Tester, Jon [MT] - 2/28/2007

That means the following states have both Senators supporting the bill:

Connecticut (Dodd, Lieberman)
Delaware (Biden, Carper)
Illinois (Obama, Durbin)
Massachusetts (Kerry, Kennedy)
Maine (Collins, Snowe)
Maryland (Cardin, Mikulski)
Mississippi (Cochran, Lott)
Montana (Tester, Baucus)
New York (Clinton, Schumer)
North Dakota (Conrad, Dorgan)
Pennsylvania (Specter, Casey)

And the Midwestern states need to catch up.

Let's get more co-sponsors and invest in rail infrastructure!