Appropriators Must Not Backtrack on Removing Harmful Legacy Riders

Nov. 12, 2019 Contact: David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742 Lisa Gilbert, lgilbert@citizen.org, (202) 454-5188 Tonight,

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79 Groups Call for a Clean Budget, Removal of Legacy Riders

For Immediate Release: Nov. 4, 2019 Contact: David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742 WASHINGTON, D.C. –

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Appropriations Bills Should Exclude Legacy Riders That Harm the Public

For Immediate Release: Oct. 23, 2019 Contact: David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742 Lisa Gilbert, lgilbert@citizen.org,

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Leahy, Clean Budget Leaders Call on Congress to Reject Poison Pills in December Spending Bills

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), ranking member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and leaders from the Clean Budget Coalition are calling on Congress to reject partisan, poison pills attached to the December spending bills.

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Partisan Poison Pills Don’t Belong in December Appropriations Bills

A diverse array of groups in the Clean Budget Coalition sent a letter today urging members of Congress to remove all of the partisan, poison pill policy riders from the December appropriations bills.

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Coalition Applauds Lawmakers Who Removed Hundreds of Poison Pill Riders From the Omnibus

The 264 groups in the Clean Budget Coalition are applauding congressional lawmakers who fought to

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Cleaning Instructions, Sponges Delivered to All 535 Hill Offices, Urging Lawmakers to Wipe Away Dirty Omnibus Riders

Today the Clean Budget Coalition delivered a set of cleaning instructions, green scrub sponges and a list of dirty riders attached to the spending bill to all 535 members of Congress.

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Dirty Riders Threaten Clean Funding Legislation

Following a bipartisan budget deal reached in February, Congress must pass an omnibus appropriations package by March 23 that funds our government for fiscal year 2018. One of the main obstacles standing in the way of a final deal is the proposed inclusion of hundreds of poison pill policy riders (PDF) – special favors for big corporations and ideological extremists that are dangerous to the public and too controversial to pass on their own merits. These measures threaten working people, consumers, women, children, civil rights, our environment and our economy, and they must be removed from any final funding package.

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Congress Must Remove Hundreds of Poison Pill Riders From the Omnibus

More than halfway into the fiscal year, Congress finally has reached a two-year budget deal

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Press Release: 149 Groups Urge Congress to Remove Poison Pill Riders and Fund Our Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to all 535 congressional offices, 149 groups

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