American Sociological Association

NDD United Statement Following Joint Session of Congress

March 2, 2017

NDD United sent a letter on March 1 (available here) signed by 2,000 national, state, and local organizations, including the ASA to Congress, the President, and over 500 members of the media, along with the attached statement in response to the President’s remarks and proposed budget on February 28. The letter urges Congressional members to help ensure adequate funding for programs funded through annual appropriations, by continuing the bipartisan practice of providing relief from sequestration budget cuts and opposing any new efforts to cut these programs more deeply. These "nondefense discretionary" (NDD) programs serve many vital national needs.

NDD United Sign-On Letter

NDD Statement Following Joint Session Speech

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