Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has been informing constituents that he intends to vote to move the Card Check Forced Unionism bill, S. 560, to the Senate floor — a vote in favor of the measure. But now he too appears to be having second thoughts. In fact, the union bosses in Virginia are becoming frustrated with Warner’s lack of openness about his position. Jim Leaman, Virginia’s AFL-CIO boss said “He’s hard to pin down. He is going to stay elusive until the bill comes to the floor. History shows that’s Mark Warner’s method of operation.”
We do know, however, that a vote for cloture is a vote for the bill — no matter how a Senator votes on final passage. Virginia readers would be prudent to remind the Senator of that fact.
Also buried in the same article is a mention of Virginia’s other Senator — Jim Webb. Although he cosponsored the Card Check Scam bill in 2008, he “does not believe the measure should be taken up this year.” We are not sure what that means in terms of Sen. Webb’s position but the old saying about Washington politicians remains true: Those who feel the heat often see the light.
You can contact Sen. Warner and Webb at 202-224-3121.