Legislative Action Team Advisory

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

House Budget Committee Action

This is from the Committee for Education Funding (CEF)

Representative DeLauro (D-CT) will offer a $7 billion amendment for increased funding for education, health, and social services at today’s House budget committee mark-up of the FY07 House budget resolution. A vote is expected sometime around 1pm. The amendment is the same as the Specter-Harkin amendment that passed on the Senate floor two weeks ago. See attached talking points.

· Yesterday Rep. Michael Castle (R-DE) held a standing room only rally at the Capitol with education and health advocates to demand $7 billion more in funding for discretionary programs in the House budget resolution.

· Castle is leading an effort, among moderate Republicans to make sure the House budget resolution contains a $7 billion increase for education and health. If it does not, he publicly announced he and other moderates will work to defeat it on the floor.


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