Remember the House of Representatives’ Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2008? It would institute a grant program for states to inspect hotel rooms for bed bugs.
Well, according to the Library of Congress’s Thomas system, it’s now being considered by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The Washington Watch site now has five comments up and a poll (to state whether you’re for or against the Bill).
I’d encourage more people who’ve had bed bugs to weigh in, since the poll is currently 90% against, 10% for.
Of course, members of the House of Representatives are likely more intelligent than certain members of the public who comment on such sites, but why not express our point of view?
However, keep in mind that online polls do little or nothing to affect politics.
As always, writing your representative is the only way to be sure s/he knows this issue matters. Have you dropped your Representative and the Committee on Energy and Commerce a note yet, expressing your support of the bill?
Please find your state Representatives here (you can search by your zip code), and drop them a quick email or give them a quick phone call telling them you support HR 6068.
And since the bill is currently being considered in the Committee on Energy and Commerce, I strongly urge you to drop them a note, telling them why the bill matters. You can do it here.
It takes only a couple of minutes to tell political representatives why this bill matters.