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Pam Byrnes Statement on Congressman Walberg’s Vote for Ryan Budget

“Congressman Walberg has again sold out Michigan’s middle class families by voting for a budget that would end Medicare’s guaranteed benefit and raise taxes on the middle class in order to pay for more tax breaks for big corporations and the ultra wealthy,” said Pam Byrnes. “Unlike Congressman Walberg, I’ll work for a budget that protects Medicare and our middle class by working with both sides to find commonsense cuts and wasteful spending, like when I voted to cut perks in Lansing.”


Byrnes: In February, Inside Michigan Politics reported: “Democrat Pam Byrnes tells Inside Michigan Politics that Congress shouldn’t get a pay raise until after members pass a balanced budget as a way to “cut wasteful Washington spending.”…. Byrnes notes that in 2009, she voted in favor of a concurrent resolution requesting that the State Officers’ Compensation Commission recommend a 10% reduction in salaries for legislators and elected executive officials. The Legislature didn’t pass the pay cut until the following term, when Byrnes was out of office…. If elected to Congress, Byrnes said she would also support “oversight of every government program” to see if they’re working. Congress should only continue funding those that do. She also wants to reduce spending by $10 billion by cutting “wasteful, duplicate spending” identified by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.” [Inside Michigan Politics 2/3/14]

Pam Byrnes Celebrates Anniversary of Violence Against Women; Congressman Walberg Fails to Protect Michigan Women and Families:

Pam Byrnes made the following statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act:  Today we celebrate the passing of this landmark, bipartisan legislation that was a milestone in keeping women and families safe from domestic violence.  Having worked in family law, I saw firsthand [...]

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