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July 25 , 2003
Wilson jeopardizes New Mexico families with Head Start vote
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Heather Wilson voted late last night to approve a bill that would send money for Head Start programs directly to states, jeopardizing the program and the children it is meant to help.

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OTHER NEWS

July 18 , 2003
Wilson disguises vote that left thousands of families without relief
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R, NM, 1st CD) voted to support a bill providing tax credits for families with incomes between $10,000 and $150,000. This bill was to supplement an existing law providing tax credits for families with incomes between $27,000 and $110,000. The bill Wilson supported expanded coverage to the lowest income earners, those between $10,000 and $27,000, but it also include controversial tax credits for upper income families, those with incomes between $110,000 to $150,000.

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May 22, 2003
Rep. Wilson appointed to chair Medicaid Task Force, voted to cut Medicaid $92 billion
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Heather Wilson was appointed to a House Medicaid Task Force, according to a news release from the American Academy of Pediatrics. WilsonWatch.org announced it was shocked at the move considering the Congresswoman voted to cut Medicaid which provides health care for low income families, children, and disabled seniors.

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May 19, 2003
Wilson’s record on defense and veterans

ALBUQUERQUE - Congresswoman Heather Wilson on Monday said that Congress is set to vote on the Defense Authorization Act this week. Wilson, who worked on the legislation, voted to cut veterans benefits by $11 billion, encouraged further development of the nation’s nuclear arsenal and has received close to a quarter of a million dollars in campaign contributions from defense contractors.

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May 9, 2003
Wilson and Pearce vote to repeal current civil rights protections

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Heather Wilson and Congressman Steve Pearce voted Thursday to repeal federal protections in HR 1261 to permit religious discrimination. The legislation passed. The bill eliminates current standards for employees of job training organizations. The bill allows organizations receiving federal funds to discriminate in hiring based on religion, according to the Committee on Education and the Workforce minority website.

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May 7, 2003
Wilson supported 2004 budget resolution that cut $163 million to NM

ALBUQUERQUE - Congresswoman Heather Wilson voted for a congressional budget resolution that included $163 million in cuts to New Mexico programs including education, water quality, air pollution, health care, and transportation...

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May 2, 2003
NMPA launches WilsonWatch; responds to Wilson's claim she helped bring $5 million for education

ALBUQUERQUE - New Mexicans for Political Accountability announced today they would be launching an organization devoted to oversight of Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM-1.) The group WilsonWatch was launched after a recent declaration her office made regarding Title I funding for education in New Mexico's first congressional district.

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Issue:
EDUCATION

Our state desperately needs better schools, but our representative votes against education. She cut Title I funding by $4 billion and voted for a budget resolution that took $36 million from New Mexico social programs.
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