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The Hill: Rep. Edwards protests against Ryan at town hall meeting

The Hill - Jne 13, 2011

In a rare move for a member of Congress, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) led a protest Monday outside a town hall meeting featuring House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Ryan joined GOP Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Rep. Allen West (Fla.), and Gov. Nikki Haley (S.C.) for a taping of a town hall meeting to be broadcast on CBS, at the Newseum in Washington.

“No to Ryan, Yes to Medicare!” Edwards and several dozen protesters chanted.

The American Federation of Government Employees, The National Association of Letter Carriers, Americans United for Change and Planned Parenthood were among the groups protesting the House-passed 2012 budget, authored by Rep. Ryan.

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