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Press for US Senate Passage of Amateur Radio Parity Act

ARRL once again is calling on its members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it comes up in the Senate during the “lame duck” session of Congress that adjourns in mid-December. The House of Representatives approved the bill in September, but if the Senate does not follow suit, the bill will die, and the entire process will have to be repeated. ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, who chairs the ARRL Board’s Legislative Advocacy Committee and has been heavily involved in efforts to move H.R. 1301 forward, said today, “The clock is ticking!” [1]

Contacting your US Senators about the Amateur Radio Parity Act is quick and easy:

Contact Your Senator About The Amateur Radio Parity Act

“The bill is passed without objection.” With those words, Amateur Radio history was made on September 12, when the US House of Representatives approved the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301 on a voice vote under a suspension of the rules. The focus of the campaign to enact the legislation into law now shifts to the US Senate.
(ARRL: Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes in the US House of Representatives!)

As ARRL Dakota Division Director, Kent Olson KA0LDG, wrote in his Tuesday, September 13, 2016, email to Dakota Division Members:

This is a “call to arms” and crunch time for us to get this bill through the Senate. The days of the 114th Congress are getting less and less each day so the faster this bill gets to the floor, the better.

Please, please, please, take a few minutes and do this for the future of Amateur Radio. ARRL officers, directors, and staff have put countless hours into getting HR-1301 passed and yet the work is not quite done. Now we need another push for [HR-1303 in the Senate] to get passed and you can help.

To this end the ARRL have deployed a Rally Congress page to simplify the letter writing process. And Rick Roderick (K5UR, ARRL President) sent the following letter to the ARRL Membership requesting their support: