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'Thank You Day' Support for Tuesday Group Caucus

Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
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FABBS Member Societies and Friends:

As many of you know, funding for FY 2018 (which starts on Oct. 1) is going to be tighter than it's been in years because sequestration cuts are scheduled to begin again, that is, unless Congress agrees to a new budget deal. During the current ten-year period of budget caps, Congress has chosen to raise the budget caps on two separate occasions in order to provide some wiggle room to fund defense and nondefense parts of the federal budget at adequate levels. It needs to happen again, or we could see additional cuts of $7 billion to the nondefense discretionary part of the budget.

Twenty members of the "Tuesday Group" Caucus (an informal group of moderate House Republicans) is now on record supporting a bipartisan, bicameral spending agreement for FY 2018 (see attached letter from these Members of Congress to Speaker Paul Ryan). This is a significant step, but also a risk for some of these Members of Congress. Without their support -- and eventually an agreement -- we could see additional cuts to the nondefense discretionary part of the budget of $7 billion. This part of the budget funds NIH, NSF, IES, CDC and many other federal agencies that fund nondefense research. In addition, a broad budget deal will likely include increases for defense research as well.

We need your help! This Tuesday, NDD United (a coalition of coalitions and other organizations, including FABBS) is promoting a "Thank You Day" to show support for these twenty Members of Congress and get the message out about the importance of raising the caps. Attached is the material that you will need to help us amplify the message. Do one or both, but please do something to get the word out. This is one of the single most important things you can do now to help increase funding for the federal science agencies you care about. NDD United has prepared the following materials:

1. Pre-formatted tweets to all Tuesday Group signers [below]. Copy and paste them, or retweet @FABBS tweets since we will be doing it!

2. Pre-addressed letters to Tuesday Group signers. Insert the name of your organization, your priorities (i.e., scientific research at NIH, NSF, IES, etc), and your signature (as President of X, etc). Then send these letters to the Legislative Directors and Chiefs of Staff for each Tuesday Group signer. (A spreadsheet with this information is also attached.) For now, we do not need to focus on areas of science, but simply getting the overall budget number higher.

Thanks, in advance, for your help!

Best,
Paula
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Paula Skedsvold, JD PhD
Executive Director
Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
1001 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036


NDD United Thank You Day Tweets
July 11, 2017

Rep. Charlie Dent (PA15)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepCharlieDent for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCapsCongress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps!

Thank you @RepCharlieDent for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepCharlieDent for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Elise Stefanik (NY21)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepStefanik for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepStefanik for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepStefanik for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Fred Upton (MI6)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepFredUpton for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepFredUpton for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepFredUpton for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL16)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepKinzinger for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepKinzinger for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepKinzinger for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL26)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepCurbelo for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepCurbelo for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepCurbelo for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative John Katko
(NY24)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepJohnKatko for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepJohnKatko for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepJohnKatko for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Tom Reed (NY23)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepTomReed for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepTomReed for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepTomReed for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Ryan Costello (PA6)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepRyanCostello for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepRyanCostello for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepRyanCostello for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Patrick Meehan (PA7)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepMeehan for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepMeehan for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepMeehan for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE1)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @JeffFortenberry for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @JeffFortenberry for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @JeffFortenberry for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Leonard Lance (NJ7)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepLanceNJ7 for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepLanceNJ7 for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepLanceNJ7 for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL27)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RosLehtinen for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RosLehtinen for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RosLehtinen for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative David Valadao (CA21)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepDavidValadao for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepDavidValadao for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepDavidValadao for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA8)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepBrianFitz for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepBrianFitz for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepBrianFitz for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Frank LoBiondo (NJ2)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepLoBiondo for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepLoBiondo for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepLoBiondo for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Chris Collins (NY27)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepChrisCollins for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepChrisCollins for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepChrisCollins for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Glenn Thompson (PA5)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @CongressmanGT for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @CongressmanGT for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @CongressmanGT for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Dave Joyce (OH14)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepDaveJoyce for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepDaveJoyce for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepDaveJoyce for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Barbara Comstock (VA10)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepComstock for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepComstock for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepComstock for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p


Representative Dan Donovan (NY11)
#NationalSecurity relies on both defense and nondefense. Thank you @RepDanDonovan for your call for a bipartisan deal to #RaisetheCaps

Congress must act now to #RaiseTheCaps! Thank you @RepDanDonovan for calling for a bipartisan budget deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1p

W/O legislation to #RaisetheCaps sequestration returns in FY18. Thank you @RepDanDonovan for calling for a bipartisan deal! http://politi.co/2t6bs1

 

 


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