Lawmakers Must Hold the Line Against Partisan Poison Pills in Second Minibus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress is expected to vote this week on a consolidated minibus of the six spending bills due by March 8, which excluded most of the poison pill policy riders House Republicans added to their draft spending bills. Lisa Gilbert, executive vice president of Public Citizen and co-chair of the Clean Budget Coalition, released the following statement:

“The fight against partisan poison pill policies isn’t over. As we turn to the second ‘minibus,’ we must redouble our efforts to keep out toxic provisions that would harm consumers, our health, our environment, and take away our choices. The Clean Budget Coalition urges Members of Congress, Senators, and the White House to hold the line on riders as we head towards the second, March 22 funding deadline.”