U.S. Senators Say Republican Budget Plan Would Hurt Calif.
"[T]he spending plan endorsed by House Republicans" would hurt "our economic recovery and [endanger] the financial security, health and educational opportunities for millions of California families," Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) write in a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece. Feinstein and Boxer continue that under the GOP proposal, the "budget for community health centers is cut by more than half," and the "Title X Family Planning Program is eliminated. For California, that means 1.2 million individuals lose health care, counseling and education services." The writers conclude, "We will pursue a different course in the Senate with ... smart investments that support California's economic recovery, preserve jobs and protect families."
- "Senate Will Pursue Different Course on Budget" (Feinstein/Boxer, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/11).