For Immediate Release: November 19, 2015

Federal Budget Must Not Include Harmful "Policy Riders"

Policies Harming Americans' Safety and Weakening Accountability Have Been Inserted Into Budget Proposals
Contact:
Ben Somberg
Email:
ben.somberg@justice.org
Phone:
202-965-6645

Washington, DCLinda Lipsen, CEO of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) issued the following statement on Congress’s development of the annual federal budget:

“Big corporations are pushing Congress to use the federal budget to undo laws that protect our safety and ensure accountability. They hope they can block popular safeguards by sneaking ideological policy riders into must-pass funding legislation.

Members of Congress should reject provisions that weaken consumer protection, public safety, and citizen’s ability to hold wrongdoers accountable, period.”

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