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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:07 PM
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Pelosi, Hoyer and Spratt Urge Hastert to Cancel Budget...
Pelosi, Hoyer and Spratt Urge Hastert to Cancel Budget Vote That Would Increase Deficit, Hurt Katrina Survivors

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=55288

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Rep. John Spratt, ranking member on the House Budget Committee, sent a letter to Speaker Dennis Hastert today urging him to cancel the budget resolution amendment that is scheduled to come to the House floor tomorrow. The amendment would make deeper spending cuts to vital initiatives that help working families while increasing tax cuts for the wealthy.

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We are writing to express our strong opposition to the Republican leadership's reported decision to rush a budget amendment through the House this week without Budget Committee consideration and without adequate time for the House to review the legislation. Because this budget resolution amendment would alter the reconciliation process to make even deeper spending cuts -- increasing the cuts from $35 billion to $50 billion -- while still adding to the deficit, we urge you to cancel the scheduled consideration of this budget resolution amendment.

But if you do choose to move forward with consideration of this budget amendment, we urge that the consideration of the legislation not be rushed through the House in rejection of the regular order. Given that the content of the legislation reportedly has been neither finalized nor released publicly, floor consideration should be delayed until next week. The legislation should first be considered by the Budget Committee and Members should have the requisite time to review the legislation prior to floor consideration. Finally, we urge that any floor votes taken on this legislation adhere to established time limits of five or fifteen minutes.

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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:13 PM
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1. GOP won't. They are in it to the end.
This is the last stand of white patriarchal wealthy rule and they mean to get all they can before they are shorn of power.
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Orrin_73 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:43 PM
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2. Right, why do you think they call them
red ink republicans.
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