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Ask Your Representative to Sign the Bi-Partisan Letter to Support CDBG in Fiscal Year 2015

March 19, 2014
Please ask your member of Congress  to sign the bi-partisan “Dear Colleague” letter to fund Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at $3.3 billion in FY 2015.
 
Friday, March 28 is the deadline for House members to sign the letter.

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations is considering federal agency funding for next year. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Act establishes funding for programs including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).  
 
A bipartisan group of members of Congress is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter to every House office urging them to support $3.3 billion in funding for CDBG. Since 2012, funding for CDBG has been cut by 25 percent. It is critical for this letter to have a large number of signatories to show support for the program.
 
The bi-partisan letter to support CDBG is being led by:
  • U.S. Representative Robert Brady (D-PA)
  • U.S. Representative Chakah Fattah (D-PA)
  • U.S. Representative James McGovern (D-MA)
  • U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY)
  • U.S. Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA)
  • U.S. Representative Chris Gibson (R-PA)
In addition, the following members have already added their support. Please thank these Members of Congress:
  • U.S. Representative Bob Brady (D-PA)
  • U.S. Representative James McGovern (D-MA)
  • U.S. Representative Lou Bartletta (R-PA)
  • U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY)
  • U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA)
  • U.S. Representative Ron Kind (D-WI)
  • U.S. Representative Chris Gibson (R-NY)
  • U.S. Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT)
  • U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA)
  • U.S. Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
  • U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
  • U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA)
  • U.S. Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL)
  • U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX)
  • U.S. Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY)
  • U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY)
  • U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
  • U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
  • U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT)
For more information, contact Michael Wallace, Community and Economic Development program director at (202) 626-3025.


 
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