FW: Contact Your Senators to Protect Federal Funding for Critical
Our colleagues at the American Psychological Association just sent this not= ice out. Our earlier message from Research!America to FUNnet got scrambled= , so we hope this one from the APA will get to you. Forwarded to you by the Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee. Thanks for your consideration, Julio ********************************************************** Julio J. Ramirez, Ph.D. R. Stuart Dickson Professor Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience Department of Psychology Watson Building, Room 202 P.O. Box 7017 Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina 28035-7017 V: 704-894-2888 F: 704-894-2512 ________________________________ Contact Your Senators to Protect Federal Funding for Critical Programs BEFO= RE Wednesday, March 3
Thanks to those of you who contacted your member of Congress last week. AP=
A members and many others flooded the Capitol switchboards, but unfortunate=
ly it didn=92t turn the tide. The House of Representatives approved H.R. 1=
on February 18 with $60 billion in cuts to the current fiscal year=92s spe=
nding, including cuts of $1.6 billion to the National Institutes of Health =
and defunding of programs to implement the new health care reform law, refe=
rred to as =93the Affordable Care Act.=94 A link to how Members voted on H=
.R. 1 is available at: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll147.xml
Senate will likely act on H.R. 1 early during the week of February 28 (next=
week). While the Senate is not expected to approve identical spending cuts=
, its bill will likely also reduce spending through this fiscal year, which=
ends September 30, 2011. What happens next week will set the stage for fu=
ture budget debates.
The federal government is operating now on temporary funding, the authoriza=
tion for which will expire on March 4. Given that the Senate and the House=
are unlikely to agree on the same funding levels before that bill expires,=
another Continuing Resolution will likely come to both Houses even as H.R.=
1 is being debated. The Senate would prefer that this temporary, two-week=
measure continue the current level of funding, while the House leadership =
is pressing for the temporary bill to cut funding by $4 billion. That bill=
will also have to pass both chambers of Congress to be enacted, just as H.=
R. 1 will.
It is very important that your Senators hear from you BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MAR=
CH 3, about your concern about the programs under attack.
TAKE ACTION=97Call your two U.S. Senators today.