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Seven More Co-Sponsors For House Congo Bill

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Seven More Co-Sponsors For House Congo Bill

Posted by Meghna Raj on January 25, 2010

Seven More Co-Sponsors For House Congo Bill

The Conflict Minerals Trade Act, or H.R. 4128, continues to pick up steam in the new year as another seven representatives (see list below) recently signed on.

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)
Rep. Michael M. Honda (D-CA)
Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)
Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (D-GA)
Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS)
Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark (D-CA)
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

Introduced by Congressmen Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA), H.R. 4128 would help develop the means to ensure that U.S. companies stop importing conflict minerals from eastern Congo that finance the world’s deadliest conflict since World War II.

For activists, this bill offers a unique opportunity to help take away the fuel that drives the conflict in eastern Congo.  You can take action today by calling the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and urging your member to support the Conflict Minerals Trade Act (H.R. 4128).   Also, keep an eye out for information on our in-district lobbying opportunities during the upcoming President’s Day recess.

Click here to learn more about the latest developments on Conflict Minerals and further ways you can take action.

Photo: United States Capitol.