Call Comes as Ryan Campaigns in Iowa and Leading Republicans Court the Kochs in New Hampshire
WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, U.S. House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen will join Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) and a local Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident to discuss how the Ryan-Koch budget gives tax breaks to the wealthiest while at the same time raises taxes on middle-class families in Iowa and New Hampshire by an average of $2,000. On Friday, Paul Ryan will keynote a fundraiser in Cedar Rapids for the Iowa GOP and a host of potential Republican presidential candidates including Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz will court the Koch brothers’ AFP at an event in New Hampshire on Saturday.
· In Iowa and New Hampshire, more than 60,000 seniors benefited from the closure of the Medicare Part D prescription drug donut hole in 2013 alone and at least that many likely would have to pay more for their needed medications in future years.
· In Iowa and New Hampshire, nearly 17,000 fewer students would receive Pell Grants to help them pay for college.
· In Iowa and New Hampshire, 1,650 fewer children would receive Head Start services.
· In Iowa and New Hampshire, nearly 35,000 people would lose job search assistance.
· In Iowa and New Hampshire, 765 fewer victims of domestic violence would be served through the STOP Violence Against Women Program.
WHO: U.S. House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident Norm Sterzenbach
WHEN: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11AM EST / 10AM CST