September 10, 2015
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, at 11 AM, Reps. Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Barbara Lee (CA-13) will join advocates representing more than 2,500 national, state and local organizations for veterans, teachers, scientists, law enforcement, women’s rights, transportation safety, and others to call for Congress to avoid America’s next great budget crisis.
With the bi-partisan Murray-Ryan deal set to expire on October 1st, nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs—ranging from education and job training, to housing and science, to natural resources and veterans services, to public health, safety and security—are once again on a crash course to disaster as the true impact of sequestration will be felt by millions of Americans from all walks of life.
Leaders of NDD United will present a letter signed by more than 2,500 groups to Congressional leaders and Committee members demanding Congress raise the spending caps and end sequestration through a bipartisan budget deal. A deal would prevent drastic cuts to women’s health, early education, transportation safety, law enforcement, veterans, and other important sectors. NDD advocates will discuss some of the critical cuts our country will face if no deal is reached on the budget.
More Details about the event below,
Press Conference THURSDAY, September 10th, 11 AM
|WHAT:||Members of 2,500 NDD related groups to call on Congress to end sequestration, invest in critical programs|
|WHERE:||House Triangle (Rain location: Rayburn 2456)|
|WHEN:||September 10th, 2015, 11 AM|