Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo, Stephanie Murphy Lead the Charge Against Cutting Funds to Holocaust Museum

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Washington, June 12, 2017 | comments

Two members of the Florida delegation are leading the charge on Capitol Hill to stop proposed cuts to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

With President Donald Trump’s budget proposal reducing federal funding to the museum from $57 million to $54 million, two members of the Florida delegation--Republican Carlos Curbelo and Democrat Stephanie Murphy--joined up with U.S. Reps. John Katko, R-NY, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., in rounding up members of Congress to sign a letter opposing the cuts.

More than 60 members of the U.S. House signed the letter to U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., the chairman of the U.S. House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., the ranking Democrat on that subcommittee, urging them to reject Trump’s proposal. 

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“As the number of anti-Semitic attacks around the world rise, the mission of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has never been more important,”  Curbelo insisted on Saturday. “Proud to join U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, Congressman John Katko and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to advocate for the museum and its mission.”

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