supported 2004 budget resolution that cut $163
million to NM
Congress votes for mammoth
cuts to social programs in anticipation of tax
- 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. The budget resolution was part
of a package that would help President George
Bush pass a tax cut. The Senate and House are
prepared to vote on the tax cut Thursday or Friday.
voted to cut education, social services, training
and reemployment by $36 million. Class-size reduction
programs, teacher funding, school renovation and
construction, work study and other student aid
programs, battered women's shelters, were some
social programs cut by the 2004 House Budget Resolution.
programs cut in New Mexico by Wilson: environmental
and natural resources ($40 million), low income
support ($14 million), health care ($26 million),
transportation ($24 million), police and security
($16 million), and agriculture ($7 million).
voted to cut veteran's benefits and services which
were cut by $11 billion nationwide. Despite claims
from Rep. Wilson's office that VA benefits were
not cut, the proposal Representative Wilson supported
would cut programs that support veteran education,
healthcare, and housing.
said that the cuts show the disturbing priorities
of the Congresswoman, which hit especially hard
in a state like New Mexico. "Perhaps Rep.
Wilson should consider money for education, healthcare,
and infrastructure a priority over giving large
tax cuts to the richest Americans," WilsonWatch's
Travis Green said.
Travis Green - email@example.com
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