Competing with Lois Capps and her 16-year hold onto congressional office, fellow Democratic candidate for 24th Congressional District Representative Paul Coyne came to speak with UCSB students in Campus Democrats at the University Center recently. As part of his campaign, Coyne has put forth a 60-day action agenda, through which he promises to introduce or co-sponsor five of his Congressional priorities within the first 60 days of taking office. These include implementing recommendations by the Simpson-Bowles Commission to reduce spending and reduce the deficit by $4 trillion, introducing the Balanced Budget Amendment to outlaw deficit spending — except in times of war and national emergencies — and introducing a term limit of three terms in the House of Representatives and two terms in the Senate, as well as goals of saving Social Security and Medicare and reducing military spending to 2006 levels.
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Last Friday, Associated Students hosted a forum on the SRB lawn as part of Week of Revenue, an event focused on promoting student discussion on the issues of student debt, marijuana legalization and the possibility of an oil severance tax.
Students will have a chance at scoring some cost-free Ramen noodles at the Arbor today, as part of a series of events this week called “Week of Revenue,” which aims to provide students with education on student debt and the factors surrounding tuition costs at both the state and University level.
President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address last night to members of Congress and a national audience, covering an exhaustive range of topics including student debt, university research, the sequester, immigration reform and the minimum wage, amongst others.