Letter to Senate on FY 2014 Appropriations Priorities (7/9/13)
AAUW is concerned that FY2014 appropriations have the potential to weaken critical programs that benefit millions of Americans. AAUW supports the Senate-passed budget allocations which would end the sequester and ensure that the burden of debt reduction is shared among defense and non-defense programs. As Congress grapples with tough budgetary tradeoffs, it is vital that programs that promote education and economic security, defend civil rights, and protect women’s health are not sacrificed by shortsighted, ideologically-driven budget cuts. AAUW believes that the best way to reduce the country’s deficit is to create jobs, increase revenues, and close corporate tax loopholes while continuing the current tax rates for the middle class.