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May 24, 2017

Millions of children would face the risk of losing their health coverage or going without needed care under the harmful changes to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid that President Trump proposes in his budget. While proposing just a two-year extension of federal CHIP funding, the budget would immediately shift significant costs to states, reduce benefits and raise out...

Family at Doctor's
May 23, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget would make it harder for millions of people with disabilities to afford the basics — food on the table, a roof over their heads, and access to health care. It cuts $72 billion over ten years from disability programs, including Social Security Disability...

man in wheelchair
May 23, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by more than $193 billion over the next ten years — a more than 25 percent cut — through a massive cost shift to states, cutting eligibility for millions of households and reducing benefits for hundreds of thousands more, as we write in a...

Family in Grocery Store

Vice President for Food Assistance Policy

May 23, 2017

The Trump budget would radically cut non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs — the budget category that funds education, job training, medical research, and other investments that spur greater economic growth and higher living standards. The proposed cuts to NDD programs, which have already...

Non-Defense Appropriations in 2027 Would Fall to Half Their 2010 Level Under Trump
May 23, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes deep cuts in rental assistance for families and other aid for the nation’s poorest urban and rural communities, which would shrink the supply of affordable housing and increase homelessness and other...

Renters' Credit - appt
May 22, 2017

Total spending for mandatory federal low-income programs outside health care is only modestly above its average over the past 40 years. 

In Focus: Low-Income Mandatory Expenditures Outside Health Care Will Fall Below Average of Last 40 Years
May 19, 2017

To justify his proposed cuts to development and humanitarian aid, President Trump has implied that the United States now contributes more than its “fair share” of foreign aid. Yet the United States already falls far short of meeting the most commonly used fair-share standard, CBPP Senior Fellow Isaac Shapiro and the Center for Global Development’s Director of the US Development Policy...

Magnifying Glass and Pie Chart
May 18, 2017

Early word about President Trump’s 2018 budget — which the White House plans to release on May 23 — suggests it will likely break his promise not to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

“I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid,”...

May 10, 2017

Nevada lawmakers yesterday unanimously rescinded the state’s past resolutions calling for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. That’s important because other states — misled by arguments from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and other groups — are calling for a convention, which...

State Budget and Tax - Constitution
April 27, 2017

“Egregious employment tax noncompliance” by employers has risen substantially in recent years while the IRS’s ability to recover the lost revenues and investigate fraud and embezzlement has fallen, a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) finds. More than 1 million employers...

With Fewer Revenue Officers, IRS Assesses Fewer Penalties for Employment Tax Noncompiance