Stop the cuts to RD

Coburn Amendment to Cut Rural Development

When the Senate returns from recess next week, it will resume consideration of H.R. 2112, the FY 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Among the amendments under consideration is No. 800, sponsored by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), which proposes a $1 billion reduction in rural development programs. This is about a 40% cut from the levels recommended in the Senate’s bill.

The National Rural Housing Coalition has drafted a letter to send to the Senate urging members to vote “NO” on the Coburn amendment. If you wish to sign on please follow this link

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5172/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8587

and fill out the form below the letter. The closing date for signatures is Friday, October 28

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