CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 2740 (Divisions A & D) | Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 2740 (Divisions A & D)

June 12, 2019

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 2740, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020. On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support the following amendments to H.R. 2740:

Division A – Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education

Rep. Glenn Grothman’s (R-Wis.) amendment to reduce the amount of funding provided by Division A by 4.5 percent across-the-board.

Rep. Jim Banks’ (R-Ind.) amendment to reduce spending for each amount in Division A by 14 percent.

Division D – State and Foreign Operations

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (R-Mo.) amendment to prevent all of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to any Federal department or agency by this Act be used to make assessed or voluntary contributions on behalf of the United States to or for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or the Green Climate Fund.

Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) amendment to prohibit funds from being used for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Rep. Glenn Grothman’s (R-Wis.) amendment to reduce the amount of funding provided by Division D by 2.1 percent across-the-board.

Rep. Mark Walker’s (R-N.C.) amendment to eliminate $19.1 billion in funding for the bilateral economic assistance and independent agency programs within the Department of State.

The amendment offered by Reps. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) to strike the paragraph that prevents the U.S.’ withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and strikes the paragraph that allows for payments for the agreement.

Rep. Jodey Arrington’s (R-Texas) to prevent funds from being used to contribute to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Rep. Jim Banks’ (R-Ind.) amendment to reduce spending for each amount in Division D, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.

Furthermore, I urge you to oppose the following amendment:

Division A – Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education

The amendment offered by Reps. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), and Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) to prevent all of the funds made available in this Act from being used to implement, administer or enforce the Trump administration’s short-term, limited duration insurance rule.

All votes on H.R. 2740 will be among those considered in CCAGW’s 2019 Congressional Ratings.

Sincerely,                                                                       

Tom Schatz
President, CCAGW

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