U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge's Town Hall Meeting Of 10 Congress Members On Economy At CSU Main Auditorium, Monday, 6 PM

Submitted by JournalistKathy... on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 03:17.
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U.S. Rep Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) will host a town hall meeting of a group of her fellow congress people and the community at 6 pm at Cleveland State University at the main classroom auditrorium, 1899 E. 22nd St in Cleveland. The forum will include HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and some veteran members of the 43-member Congressional Black Caucus of John Conyers of Michigan, Sheila Jackson- Lee of Texas, Maxine Waters of California, Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and Rep. Donald M. Payne of New Jersey. Other Black Caucus members slated to attend are G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, Caucus Chairperson Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri, Laura Richardson of California, Cedric Richmond of Louisiana and Andre Carson of Indiana, one of two Muslims serving in Congress.

Earlier in the day on Aug 8, from 9 am to 5 pm, Fudge will host some 120 employers for a job fair, also at CSU, but in the new student center at 2121 Euclid Ave. 

The town hall meeting, under the theme "Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Community" comes on the heels of the controversial Budget Control Act of 2011 that President Obama signed into law on Tue. amid opposition from 21 of the 41 Black Caucus members that voted, including Fudge herself. 

Waters blasted it as a road to disaster and Conyers held a press conference on the measure where he scolded Obama and called for a "march on the White House."

The new law, a Republican pushed compromise with spending cuts that target the poor, the elderly, and the minority communities, authorizes immediate relief from the debt ceiling with a $900 billion increase, relief neccessary to circumvent a financial deafult.  The Budget Control Act of 2011 also provides for more than $900 billion in spending cuts over the upcoming decade, and prescribes expedited procedures for implementing another $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions, among other things. Another significant aspect of the law is a new bipartisan super committee of 12 congressional lawmakers whose role will be to find at least $1.2 trillion more in deficit cuts spread over the next decade.

Location

Cleveland State University Main Classroom Auditorium
1899 East 22nd St.
Cleveland, OH
United States
Phone: 216-522-4900
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