The committee is already in negotiations for the final version of the stimulus bill. Personally, I have been disgusted to see programs that will help those in need slashed mercilessly. In my town, they have been conducting an annual homeless census. Last year, we had over 700 homeless in the county, this year, we have over 1000. Many of these are families, with children in our public schools, they are directly affected by cuts the GOP and "centrists" have achieved. Cuts like

• $1 billion for Head Start/Early Start – cut entirely
• $5.8 billion for Health Prevention Activity – cut entirely
• $2.25 billion for Neighborhood Stabilization – cut entirely
• $98 million for school nutrition – cut entirely

Right now across the nation, public schools are closing, and we are going to strip out money for education?
• $600 million for Title I (No Child Left Behind) – cut entirely
• $16 billion for school construction – cut entirely

These are the people who will be deciding what the final stimulus bill looks like. If we have a chance of influencing this thing, these are the ones that must be influenced. The cuts that have been made will influence real people across the nation.
My goal is to contact them all, and demand that the money that will help those in need is restored. In addition, I want money for all "shovel-ready" projects restored. That is the money that will produce jobs for Americans that need them NOW.

A list of cuts to the stimulus can be found here.

Senate Members

Harry Reid (D-NV), Majority Leader
Phone: (202) 224-3542
Fax: (202) 224-7327

Max Baucus (D-MT), Finance Committee Chairman
Phone: (202) 224-2651
Fax: (202) 224-0515

Charles Grassley (R-IA), Finance Committee Ranking Member
Phone: (202) 224-3744
Fax: (202) 224-6020

Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Appropriations Chairman
Phone: (202) 224-3934
Fax: (202) 224-6747

Thad Cochran (R-MS), Appropriations Committee Ranking Member
Phone: (202) 224-5054
Fax: (202) 224-9450

House Members

Dave Obey (D-WI), Appropriations Committee Chairman
Phone: (202) 225-3365
Fax: (715) 842-4488

Charles Rangel (D-NY), Ways and Means Committee Chairman
Phone: (202) 225-4365
Fax: (202) 225-0816

Henry Waxman (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman
Phone: (202) 225-3976
Fax: (202) 225-4099

Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Appropriations Committee Ranking Member
Phone: (202) 225-5861
Fax: (202) 225-6498

Dave Camp (R-MI), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member
Phone: (202) 225-3561
Fax: (202) 225-9679

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