June 8, 2010

You should all pick up the phone and call Senator Wyden and Representative Schrader today.

You should all pick up the phone and call Senator Wyden and Representative Schrader today.

Here are their phone numbers and talking points:

Senator Wyden: 202-224-5244

Tell him to please support the substitute amendment released today to H.R. 4213 the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010, specifically the provision including an FMAP extension for states and fight to keep the TANF Emergency Fund extension in the final bill. This money alone is almost one half of the projected shortfall that Oregon is currently facing. Additionally, the Senator can further help our state by supporting funding such as the $23 billion for education jobs that is being debated in U.S. House of Representatives emergency supplemental appropriations bill.

Oregon cannot afford to cut jobs and services right now.

Representative Schrader: 202-225-5711

Tell him to support any efforts to extend FMAP rates, either by support the Senate version of HR 4213 when it returns to the House or another package. He should also fight to keep the TANF Emergency fund allocation intact when HR 4213 comes back to the house. Finally, Representative Schrader should look to support funding $23 billion for education jobs in the U.S. House of Representatives emergency supplemental appropriations bill.

Oregon cannot afford to cut jobs and services right now.

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