Legislative Action Team Advisory

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Full House Budget Action - Support Needed

Congressman Mike Castle (R-DE) will offer an amendment the week of April 3rd in the House, when budget debate takes place. The Castle amendment will mirror the Specter – Harkin Amendment. The Senate passed the Specter-Harkin amendment restores those cuts by providing an additional $7 billion over the President’s budget request – allowing Congress to fund the FY07 Labor-HHS bill at the level enacted two years ago, in FY05.

Castle told Education and Health advocates Tuesday morning (March 28th) on Capital Hill:

“I will attempt to amend the budget resolution on the House Floor to include $7 billion the Senate added to domestic discretionary and to have 302 2 (b) allocations included in future budgets. My message is clear: I will not vote for a House Budget Resolution that would result in real cuts to critical federal investments in education, health care, housing, veterans’ services, social and community block grants AND encourage my colleagues who share these priorities to do the same.

Please call your House member by April 4th at 202-225-3121 and ask your representative to support the Castle initiative.


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