Defense, domestic groups ally for last-minute drive to halt sequester

February 10, 2013

“We’re stronger united than divided,” said Emily Holubowich, executive director of the Coalition for Health Funding and co-chair of NDD United, a group formed to fight the non-defense side of the sequester…. NSC is a co-convener of NDD United.

Holubowich said her organization had a letter last year signed by 3,000 officials urging them to stop the sequester for non-defense discretionary programs. 

“We can debate spending too much or too little on the military or public health. That’s a different
conversation,” said Holubowich. “What we’re talking about here is a deficit or debt-reduction strategy. Our programs on the discretionary side are not the problem, and yet to date they are the only part of the solution.”