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Linda Sánchez Leads Call to Protect Domestic Programs


Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39), Congressman Rush Holt (NJ-12) and 76 Democrats sent a letter to House and Senate leaders demanding that working families not bear the unjust burden of spending cuts called for in the Budget Control Act. Currently, most of the debate in Washington has been centered on defense sequestration. However, a projected 8% overall cut to domestic spending in 2013 would have a disastrous effect on the current economic recovery.

"Reckless cuts to vital domestic programs could jeopardize the current economic recovery," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "It is crucial we take a balanced approach to reduce our deficit. Protecting our national security should always be the priority of this Congress. However, we cannot afford to cut investments in programs that are critical to our country's long-term economic growth. This Congress can't turn its back on hard working Americans while our economic recovery hangs in the balance."

"Kicking kids out of Head Start classrooms will not help our economy grow, and we won't create more jobs by sending NIH researchers home," said Congressman Holt. "We need to increase our investments in these important domestic programs not slash them across the board."

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