PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. Xavier Becerra, Rep. Donna Edwards to Discuss How the Ryan Budget Will Affect Communities of Color
Washington, D.C. — For each of the past two years, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released budgets filled with giveaways to the wealthiest Americans at the expense of everyone else. Those hoping that his fiscal year 2014 budget would be different were disappointed this week. Like his FY 2013 budget, Rep. Ryan’s latest budget offers huge tax cuts to the wealthy while proposing cuts to the safety net that supports the most vulnerable Americans.
Join Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), and Vanessa Cárdenas of Progress 2050 Action for a call to discuss how the Ryan budget will gut the social safety net, slow growth, and kill jobs and investment—all disproportionately impacting low-income and middle-class communities. The Center for American Progress will also release a new column, “How the Ryan Budget Will Affect Communities of Color,” which discusses how the latest Ryan budget is not a balanced approach to meeting our fiscal needs and would cause communities of color to suffer most.
Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Democratic Caucus Chairman
Rep. Donna Edwards (MD-4), Chair, House Democratic Women’s Working Group
Vanessa Cárdenas, Vice President, Progress 2050 Action, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Monday, March 18, 2013
10:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET
Conference ID # 24167056
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