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Oppose FY 2017 Appropriations Bills that Contain Inappropriate Ideological Policy Riders

February 2, 2016
Consumer Finance
Letters to Congress

The organizations represented on this sign-on letter asked President Obama to oppose any FY 2017 appropriations bills which include inappropriate ideological policy riders.

Appropriations bills have been used before to undermine essential safeguards through "policy riders" – provisions that address extraneous policy issues, and are slipped into appropriations bills to win approval as part of must-pass funding legislation. Last year, hundreds of these policy provisions were proposed as a part of the omnibus process, and in this year's budget process some members of Congress have already started to insist on inappropriate riders.