Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Conyers Urges Defeat of Draconian Republican Budget Reconciliation Legislation

“Republican House and Senate negotiators agreed to change the budget so as to save the health insurance industry $22 billion over the next decade. At the same time, Republican negotiators let stand deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, student loans, and other important services for the poor. The priorities that this bill puts forth – while helping to finance billions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans – simply abandon our nation’s commitment to its disadvantaged citizens."


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