March 5, 2008

Below is a list of members of the House Committee on Armed Services. These are the key congressional representatives that need to hear that you are opposed to Marine Corps encroachment in the Johnson Valley and Stoddard Wells Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the southern California desert.

Letters and faxes can be sent to the House Committee on Armed Services address.

If one of the House Members is your elected representative, their wab site link is provided. Please go to their web page and leave them a message.

Talking points:

The recent Western Mojave Resource Management Plan identifies Johnson Valley and Stoddard Wells as recreation areas. There are no other options for that type of recreation in the southern California desert as all other areas have been designated wilderness or military reserve and off-limits to the public.

The loss of recreation would have a significant economic impact on the surrounding rural communities; an impact that would not be replaced by military activity.

The proposal calls for acquisition of private lands. That acquisition would remove private lands from the local property tax base causing serious economic impact in the surrounding rural communities; an impact that is not mitigated by increased government support to the local economy.

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Committee on Armed Services
2120 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4151
Fax: (202) 225-9077

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Ike Skelton, Missouri, Chairman
http://www.house.gov/skelton/

Duncan Hunter, California, Ranking Member
http://www.house.gov/hunter

John Spratt, South Carolina
http://www.house.gov/spratt/

Jim Saxton, New Jersey
http://www.house.gov/saxton

Solomon P. Ortiz, Texas
http://www.house.gov/ortiz

John M. McHugh, New York
http://www.house.gov/mchugh

Gene Taylor, Mississippi
http://www.house.gov/genetaylor

Terry Everett, Alabama
http://www.house.gov/everett

Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii
http://www.house.gov/abercrombie/

Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland
http://www.house.gov/bartlett/

Silvestre Reyes, Texas
http://www.house.gov/reyes

Buck McKeon, California
http://mckeon.house.gov/

Vic Snyder, Arkansas


Mac Thornberry, Texas
http://www.house.gov/thornberry/

Adam Smith, Washington
http://www.house.gov/adamsmith/

Walter B. Jones, North Carolina
http://www.house.gov/jones/

Loretta Sanchez, California
http://www.lorettasanchez.house.gov/

Robin Hayes, North Carolina
http://www.house.gov/hayes/

Mike McIntyre, North Carolina
http://www.house.gov/mcintyre/

W. Todd Akin, Missouri
http://www.house.gov/akin/

Ellen O. Tauscher, California
http://www.house.gov/tauscher/

J. Randy Forbes, Virginia
http://www.house.gov/forbes

Robert A. Brady, Pennsylvania
http://www.house.gov/robertbrady

Jeff Miller, Florida
http://www.house.gov/jeffmiller/

Robert Andrews, New Jersey
http://www.house.gov/andrews/

Joe Wilson, South Carolina
http://www.house.gov/joewilson/

Susan A. Davis, California
http://www.house.gov/susandavis/

Frank A. LoBiondo, New Jersey
http://www.house.gov/lobiondo/

Rick Larsen, Washington
http://www.house.gov/larsen

Tom Cole, Oklahoma
http://www.house.gov/cole/

Jim Cooper, Tennessee
http://www.house.gov/cooper/

Rob Bishop, Utah
http://www.house.gov/robbishop/

Jim Marshall, Georgia
http://www.house.gov/marshall/

Michael Turner, Ohio
http://www.house.gov/miketurner/

Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Guam
http://www.house.gov/bordallo/

John Kline, Minnesota
http://www.house.gov/kline/

Mark Udall, Colorado
http://markudall.house.gov/HoR/CO02/Home.htm

Candice S. Miller, Michigan
http://www.house.gov/candicemiller/

Dan Boren, Oklahoma
http://www.house.gov/boren/

Phil Gingrey, Georgia
http://gingrey.house.gov/

Brad Ellsworth, Indiana
http://ellsworth.house.gov/

Mike Rogers, Alabama
http://www.house.gov/mike-rogers/

Nancy Boyda, Kansas
http://boyda.house.gov/

Trent Franks, Arizona
http://www.house.gov/franks/

Patrick Murphy, Pennsylvania
http://patrickmurphy.house.gov/

Bill Shuster, Pennsylvania
http://www.house.gov/shuster/

Hank Johnson, Georgia
http://hankjohnson.house.gov/

Thelma Drake, Virginia