FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2012
CONTACT: Congressional Progressive Caucus
Adam Sarvana (Grijalva), 202-225-2435
Jennifer Porter Gore (Ellison), 202-225-4755
Jack d’Annibale (Honda), 202-225-3327
Congressional Progressive Caucus Holds Emergency Meeting in Response to the Republican Budget for the 1%
WASHINGTON – March 20 – The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 21st, to set its budget priorities in the aftermath of the Republican budget proposal released today.
This year’s Republican budget compounds last year’s mistakes: reckless cuts that slash millions of jobs, an endto the Medicare guarantee, and higher health costs for America’s seniors. The GOP scheme gives more tax breaks to billionaires, Big Oil, and corporations that ship American jobs overseas.
The CPC meeting will feature a discussion on how to respond to the disastrous Republican scheme. Last year, the CPC released the acclaimed People’s Budget, which was praised by notable leadersincluding former President Bill Clinton, economists Paul Krugman and Jeffrey Sachs, and respected publications such as The Economist.
A readout of the CPC’s meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus was established in the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1990s. It reflects the diversity and strength of the American people, and we seek to give voice to the needs and aspirations of all Americans and to build a more just and humane society.