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Darwin Martin House Funding (Not) at Risk UPDATED

30 Jul

UPDATE: The Flake Amendment was defeated in the House last night 165 – 258. To his credit, Chris Lee voted “Nay”. Now, call and thank him at (202) 225-5265.

Tonight, the House is expected to take up an appropriations bill including $1 million for Buffalo’s Darwin Martin House, which is nearing its final restoration phase. Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona has introduced an amendment to strip that funding from the bill. Of the local delegation, both Representatives Higgins and Slaughter intend to not just vote against Flake’s amendment, but also to take to the floor to defend federal funding to restore a national treasure – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House..

As of right now, no one knows how Chris Lee will vote – with the Republicans, or whether he will instead vote to defend a WNY institution. Since Rep. Lee loves communicating by phone, call and find out! (202) 225-5265.