We can beat a bad House budget if you callA budget that ignores the needs of millions of Americans was approved late yesterday by the House Budget Committee.
It is $9 billion short of the cost just to keep up the current level of services next year -- for education, food packages for the poor, housing, child care, meals on wheels, and many other services. It forces $4 billion in cuts over 5 years from a category of funding that includes basic entitlements such as unemployment insurance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or income support for poor elderly or people with disabilities.
Read the Associated Press report on the committee vote here.
The budget is expected to reach the House floor sometime next week. Floridians Clay Shaw of Fort Lauderdale and Mark Foley of Fort Pierce are among the Republicans considered possible swing votes who could buck their leaders and stop the budget cuts from passing. See a list of the others here.
Please contact your representative and urge him or her to vote against the Budget Committee’s budget resolution and to support efforts to restore funding for domestic programs. You can use the toll-free number
Read more details about what the President proposed here.