Yesterday, Rep. Hinojosa (D-TX) issued a Dear Colleague letter, asking Members of Congress to join him in urging the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund USDA Rural Housing programs.
PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY and ask them to sign onto Rep. Hinojosa’s Appropriations Request today. The deadline to sign on is Friday, March 28. Congressional staff should contact Holly Bullard (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign on.
Last year, 63 Representatives signed on, including: Blumenauer, Bordallo, Brown, Brownly, Bustos, Butterfield, Capps, Cartwright, Castor, Christenson, Clay, Cleaver, Costa, Davis, DeFazio, DelBene, Ellison, Enyart, Gabbard, Gallego, Garamendi, Al Green, Grijalva, Hanabus, Alcee Hastings, Heck, Holt, Huffman, Hank Johnson, Keating, Kilmer, Kirkpatrick, Kuster, Langevin, Larsen, Loebsack, Lujan, Lujan Grisham, Lynch, Matsui, McGovern, McIntyre, McNerney, Negrete McLoed, Nolan, Pierluisi, Pocan, Ruiz, Sablan, Schakowksy, Schrader, Sewell, Shea-Porter, Takano, Bennie Thompson, Vargas, Vela, Watt, Welch, Wilson, and Don Young.
Another 13 Representatives (excluding those listed above) sent a letter earlier this year to President Obama, asking him to make Rural Housing a higher priority in his budget: Courtney, Engel, Horsford, O’Rourke, Rahall, Stivers, Mike Thompson, Gene Green, Jackson Lee, Michaud, Pingree, Tim Ryan, and Veasey.
And, 30 more Representatives (excluding those listed above) cosponsored HR 858 in order to preserve access to these funds, including: Barletta, Barr, Capito, Cicilline, Collins, Crawford, Rodney Davis, Denham, Gardner, Gosar, Griffin, Guthrie, Harper, Harris, Jones, LoBiondo, Long, Lucas, Murphy, Neal, Noem, Nunes, Pearce, Ribble, Schock, Terry, Tipton, Tsongas, Walz, and Woodall.