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CBC Chair Marcia L. Fudge Introduces the CBC Alternative Budget for FY 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               March 13, 2013

CONTACT: Ayofemi Kirby

 Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge Introduces
the CBC Alternative Budget for FY 2014
Pro-Growth. Pro-People. Pro-America.

WASHINGTON, DC  - Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge will introduce the CBC Alternative Budget for Fiscal Year 2014.

The CBC Alternative Budget, subtitled Pro-Growth. Pro-People. Pro-America., cancels the sequester and reduces the deficit. It focuses on creating jobs, strengthening vital programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and on ensuring investments in education, workforce development, transportation and infrastructure are protected. The CBC Alternative Budget also includes a national strategy to increase economic opportunity for communities that have had a longstanding history of poverty.

“It is clear that tough decisions must be made to ensure the fiscal future of our country is intact. However, the Congressional Black Caucus does not believe seniors, young people, or communities that are already experiencing significant economic distress should be sacrificed,” said CBC Chair Marcia L. Fudge. “Partnering with communities should not include eliminating the programs and services they depend on the most, but should instead provide the support needed to help them accelerate and benefit from economic growth.”

“The CBC budget includes viable sources of revenue and proposes ways to eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in ways that make government services and more efficient,” Chair Fudge said. “We believe investing in education, saving the jobs of teachers and first responders, and rebuilding our neighborhoods, while eliminating corporate tax loopholes and ensuring the wealthiest pay their fair share is the balanced way to put America back on the path to prosperity. This plan shows America doesn’t have to make a choice between balancing the budget and protecting our communities. It also ensures that no one is left behind.”

Read the Congressional Black Caucus’s FY 2014 Alternative Budget.

Download the Congressional Black Caucus’s FY 2014 Alternative Budget Fact Sheet.


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