Oppose CR as Sneak Attack on Critical Funding

When Congress reconvenes this week, it will have to pass a stopgap funding bill, known as a “CR” (Continuing Resolution), to fund the government past April 28. But with his 100-day report card looming on that same day, Trump is desperate for any legislative win he can get—so much so that his cronies in Congress may be willing to risk a government shutdown by including unpopular policy riders in the funding bill, such as:

  • Defunding of ACA subsidies that millions of Americans rely on
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood and other family planning initiatives
  • Additional funding for Trump’s mass deportation force, including his border wall, detention facilities, and more ICE agents
  • Restricting federal funding for cities that take up sanctuary policies
  • Defunding the EPA and other climate protection programs

On Friday, one of Trump’s team offered to “give” $1 of ACA subsidies for every $1 allowed to build The Wall (that he promised Mexico would pay for). This is revolting.

Ask Congress to oppose policy riders in any CR. Some scripts:

“Don’t use budget tricks to take away our healthcare.”

“Don’t make unpopular policies under cover of a continuing resolution.”

“Stand firm against legislating by continuing resolution.”

Click here for Senator McCain’s contact info.

Click here for Senator Flake’s contact info.

Click here for Congressman O’Halleran’s contact info.

You can also send a message to our Congressional leaders: Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

Further reading: Understand the Budget Process to Stop Trump from Defunding Science

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