5/20/10: Education Jobs Fund
Schools across the country are facing a funding crisis, and 300,000 educators could lose their... jobs. If the education jobs fund is not added to the emergency supplemental appropriations bill, programs -- including CTE -- and essential services could be cut!
The House Appropriations Committee plans to markup the House version of the emergency supplemental appropriations bill after the Memorial Day recess. It is Chairman Obey's preference that this bill include the $23 billion education jobs fund. However, he will only put the $23 billion in the supplemental bill if he believes there is sufficient support to pass it on the House floor. Other than contact from a few Governors, House members are not getting any pressure to include the education jobs fund.
In December the House passed the $23 billion education jobs fund as part of HR 2847, the Jobs for Main Street Act. Any member who voted for that should be reminded they already voted for this education jobs fund. Please note that the House barely passed that bill by a vote of 217-212, so your help is needed!
Please call your member of Congress today!
Tell your Representative to support including $23 billion to save education jobs in the emergency supplemental appropriations bill. It is especially important to contact Representatives that serve on the House Appropriations Committee and those in the Blue Dog Coalition.
You can reach your Representative’s office through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
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