House Defeats Funding Reduction Amendment to Hurricane Relief Bill


1/15/13:  Today the House rejected an amendment offered by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to the Hurricane Sandy Relief bill (H.R. 152) that would have offset the cost of the bill by instituting an across the board 1.63% spending cut to federal agencies, including those represented by NTEU.

NTEU strongly opposed this amendment and in advance of House action today, NTEU sent this letter to every member of the House detailing the adverse impact that further funding reductions to NTEU represented agencies would have, and urging them to reject it.

NTEU was happy to see that the House rejected this misguided amendment and will continue to oppose any future attempts to further reduce the budgets of federal agencies that are already struggling to meet their missions as a result of recent budget cuts.