Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012

May 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  by Brenda Arredondo  |  Letters to Congress

May 9, 2012

Dear Representative:

The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 95 education associations and institutions from birth to postgraduate education, writes in strong opposition to the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, reported from the Budget Committee, and to the overall approach to sequestration contained in the House-passed Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 112).

The Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution and this legislation would replace the sequester, but do so by imposing dramatically deeper cuts to education and all other nondefense discretionary programs.  First, in FY 2013 the Budget Resolution and the Sequester Replacement Act (HR 4966), which has been incorporated into this bill, cut overall FY 2013 discretionary spending by $19 billion and nondefense spending by $27 billion below the levels established on a bipartisan basis in the Budget Control Act (BCA).

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