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Sequestration, a looming government shutdown, no President's budget proposal for 2014, the debt ceiling... these crises are failures of Congress to fulfill its responsibility to our nation. We must demand a better federal budget.
Enough is enough.
We've succumbed to sequestration.
We're facing a looming government shutdown on March 27.
We're threatened with the expiration of a debt ceiling suspension in May.
And at the same time, we may be embarking on a broken FY 2014 budget process.
Join us in demanding more from our elected officials in Washington D.C.! Take Action Now .
Since Oct. 1 the government has been running on a stop-gap spending measure called a continuing resolution (CR), which basically maintains status quo funding levels from 2012. The current CR expires on March 27, which means that the federal government will shutdown on March 28 unless Congress passes new legislation to continue to fund its operations. Cogress is currently considering a new CR that will fund the government through Sept. 30, 2013.
You've likely heard news in recent days about the release of the Paul Ryan budget, plus budgets put out by the Senate Budget Committee and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Those budgets are proposals for fiscal year 2014 – which starts Oct. 1, 2013. In other words, Congress has begun the 2014 budget process even though the fiscal 2013 budget is still up in the air.
As of March 1, nearly every American will begin to feel the impact of sequestration – approximately $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts in fiscal year 2013 focused almost exclusively on discretionary spending. What does it mean for you?
We deserve a budget that reflects the voices of the people.Join us to Demand a #BetterBudget from Congress and the President. We're using social media to spread awareness and action so that our legislators hear our voices and listen to our nation's priorities for the federal budget.