Leaders to Criticize Trump’s Rigged Budget, Call for No Special Interest Riders in Appropriations Legislation in Wednesday Telepresser

Media Advisory From the Clean Budget Coalition

April 4, 2017

Contact: David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742
Don Owens, dowens@citizen.org, (202) 588-7767

WHAT: The Clean Budget Coalition will host a telephone press conference on Wednesday morning featuring several members of Congress and coalition leaders. Speakers will call for a clean FY 2017 budget – with no corporate-friendly or ideological riders – that funds and protects thriving families and communities. Instead, President Donald Trump has proposed a budget with deep and painful funding cuts that would harm American workers, consumers, women and families to reward his corporate cronies, the coalition maintains. Speakers will highlight specific communities and constituencies affected by the proposed budget and take questions from the press.

WHEN: 9:45 a.m. EDT, Wed., April 5

WHO: U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), ranking member, full U.S. House Appropriations Committee (tentative)
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), ranking member, U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and U.S. House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen (moderator)
Elissa McBride, secretary treasurer, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Dana Singiser, vice president of public policy and government affairs, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Tiernan Sittenfeld, senior vice president of government affairs, League of Conservation Voters
Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for external affairs, Center for American Progress
Debbie Weinstein, executive director, Coalition on Human Needs

CALL-IN: (800) 875-3456, passcode GILB18036