SUPPORT ONLY A CLEAN BUDGET
No #AmericaLast Budget
Congress must pass a budget for the rest of 2017 by this Friday to keep the federal government open. We must ensure the right wing doesn’t exploit this process to enable Trump’s dangerous agenda. This process involves BOTH houses of Congress, and ends with a signing or veto by the president.
With chaos on the right, anything could happen:
–Most likely: a continuing resolution (CR, see http://bit.ly/2oAjk82). A CR continues current funding levels, but can be a vehicle for policy riders, such as funding attacks on the EPA, the ACA, or sanctuary cities. Trump has also asked for huge “emergency” appropriations–for the wall, deportations, and the military.
—Other options: a hybrid bill combining a CR for some programs and changes in others http://bit.ly/2ozo4uU, or even a short extension to provide another week to negotiate.
Any CR will require 60 votes to pass the Senate, giving our MOCs some power here.
Our Senators both serve on the Budget Committee, and have spoken out against Trump’s budget requests, as have several of our US House Reps. Now, they must stand behind their words by allowing—
No compromises on the budget!
**ACTION: CALL SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN, AND CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
“My name is [–], a constituent from [city], Oregon. It is important to me that Senator/Congressman [–] stand up to the Trump agenda by holding firm on a budget that does NOT include riders that would defund essential health or other vital programs, or Trump’s emergency request to build the wall as well as massively increase deportation and military funding. Please be ready to shut down the process rather than give into threats that put lives and democratic values at risk.”
SENATOR MERKLEY (budget statement link: http://bit.ly/2oWyhnL )
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: 202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN (on specific budget cuts http://bit.ly/2ojlq0a )
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN (No budget statement)
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
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