Congresswoman Barbara Lee on FAA Sequester Fix Bill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2013
Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee issued the following statement regarding her ‘no’ vote on H.R. 1765, the Reducing Flight Delays Act:
“Sequester is impacting communities across the nation, not just the FAA. While I’m extremely concerned about the furloughs and the resulting airline delays, we need a comprehensive solution to sequester, not a piecemeal approach.
“Cancer patients who are losing access to care, seniors who are losing Meals on Wheels, children who can’t go to Head Start, the long-term unemployed who are losing benefits, they need a fix for sequester, too.”
Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the newly formed Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.