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AAMC Urges “Largest Possible” Allocation for Labor-H Subcommittee

April 19, 2013—The AAMC joined more than 920 national, state, and local organizations in an April 16 letter urging the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees “to provide the largest possible Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 302(b) allocation to the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.”

The Labor-H subcommittee, as it is known on Capitol Hill, provides funding for discretionary health, education, social services, and workforce programs.  The letter, organized by the Coalition for Health Funding, the Committee for Education Funding, and the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce, states, “Rebuilding our investment in these domestic programs will boost the economy and reduce the deficit through prevention of costly chronic diseases, increased earnings, and reduced expenditures for unemployment and other social service programs.”

The letter also calls on Congress to reverse harmful cuts from sequestration “by replacing them with a credible, balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to programs that have already done their part. Only a balanced approach to deficit reduction can restore fiscal stability. Continued cuts will move us backward in growing the economy, increasing jobs, improving global competiveness, protecting the health of Americans and increasing educational attainment.”


Dave Moore
Senior Director, Government Relations
Telephone: 202-828-0559


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