ACTION ALERT: Fully Fund Education and Health

Call Members of the House Budget Committee and Urge Them to Vote for the DeLauro Amendment

ACTION NEEDED: If your Representative serves on the House Budget Committee (see list below), call him/her TODAY and urge him/her to vote for the DeLauro amendment to the FY 2007 Budget Resolution. This amendment would increase overall spending on education and health programs by $7 billion above President Bush's request for fiscal year (FY) 2007. The House Budget Committee will begin consideration of the Budget Resolution on Wednesday March 29 at 10:30 a.m.

TARGET: Members of the House Budget Committee (see list below). To find out who your Representative is, click here and enter your zip code. The U.S. Capitol Switchboard can be reached at (202) 224-3121.

SUGGESTED MESSAGE: I’m calling to urge the Representative to vote for the DeLauro amendment to the fiscal year 2007 Budget Resolution. This amendment would increase overall spending on education and health programs by $7 billion above President Bush's request for fiscal year (FY) 2007. Passage of this amendment would ensure that cuts proposed for both education and health-related programs for FY 2007 would be restored to FY 2005 levels.”

(Don't forget to leave your name and number!)

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday March 29, the House Budget Committee will mark up the Fiscal Year 2007 budget resolution, the non-binding, fiscal blueprint that sets limits for all federal spending. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) plans to offer an amendment, similar to the Specter-Harkin amendment approved by the Senate two weeks ago, in Committee to increase overall spending on education and health programs by $7 billion above President Bush's request. This may be our best opportunity in the House to gain additional funding and to ensure that cuts proposed for both education and health-related programs for FY 2007 will be restored to FY 2005 levels. This additional $7 billion in budget authority would be added to the FY 2007 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill that will be considered by Congress in the next few months.

House Budget Committee Members

Alabama
Jo Bonner
202-225-4931

Arthur Davis
202-225-2665

California
John Campbell
202-225-5611

Lois Capps
202-225-3601

Dan Lungren
202-225-5716

Connecticut
Rosa DeLauro
202-225-3661

Florida
Ander Crenshaw
202-225-2501

Mario Diaz-Balart
202-225-2778

Connie Mack
202-225-2536

Adam Putnam
202-225-1252

Georgia
Cynthia McKinney
202-225-1605

Hawaii
Ed Case
202-225-4906

Idaho
Michael Simpson
202-225-5531

Indiana
Chris Chocola
202-225-3915

Iowa
Jim Nussle (Chair)
202-225-2911

Kansas
Dennis Moore
202-225-2865

Jim Ryun
202-225-6601

Louisiana
William J. Jefferson
202-225-6636

Maine
Thomas Allen
202-225-6116

Massachusetts
Richard Neal
202-225-5601

Michigan
Thaddeus McCotter
202-225-8171

Mississippi
Roger Wicker
202-225-4306

Missouri
Kenny Hulshof
202-225-2956

New Hampshire
Jeb Bradley
202-225-5456

New Jersey
Scott Garrett
202-225-4665

North Carolina
Patrick McHenry
202-225-2576

Pennsylvania
Allyson Schwartz
202-225-6111

South Carolina
J. Gresham Barrett
202-225-5301

John Spratt (Ranking Democrat)
202-225-5501

Tennessee
Jim Cooper
202-225-4311

Harold Ford Jr.
202-225-3265

Texas
K. Michael Conway
202-225-6305

Henry Cuellar
202-225-1640

Chet Edwards
202-225-6105

Jeb Hensarling
202-225-3484

Pete Sessions
202-225-2231

Washington
Brian Baird
202-225-3536

Wisconsin
Ron Kind
202-225-5506

Paul Ryan
202-225-3031