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June 28, 2017

Despite the need to ramp up preparations for the fast-approaching 2020 census, President Trump’s 2018 budget would boost funding for the Census Bureau by just 2 percent ($27 million) next year — far less than what’s needed to ensure a successful census. The House Appropriations Committee’s proposed...

Proposed Increase in 2018 Census Bureau Funding Far Less Than in Previous Decennial Census Cycles
June 26, 2017

House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black is reportedly close to a deal with House Republicans on a 2018 budget resolution that would significantly increase defense and cut non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs, both of which are funded through the...

Bills Bar Chart
June 20, 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has begun to consider its 12 appropriations bills to fund the government in fiscal year 2018, but without first unveiling or approving a plan to allocate total appropriations among the 12 bills. Thus, the committee is considering individual bills without first setting its overall priorities and debating how funding for one bill affects the funding available...

Dollar and Columns
June 15, 2017

As Republicans craft their tax package, with tax cuts that would go overwhelmingly to the wealthy, and consider how they might offset its large cost, a debate has ensued in Republican circles over whether it should be “revenue neutral” or “deficit neutral.” Behind this jargon lies a policy choice with huge consequences for low- and moderate-income families.

“Revenue neutral” means...

Budget Process - Money Puzzle Pieces
June 15, 2017

The White House has deemed this "workforce development week," but President Trump's budget would drastically cut many job training and education programs and would fail to create new job opportunities, CBPP Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein...

June 15, 2017

Some House Republicans are reportedly considering major cuts to SNAP (formerly food stamps) to help pay for tax cuts, and President Trump’s budget proposes major SNAP cuts. So it’s a good time to remind policymakers of SNAP’s essential role in helping low-income people of all backgrounds,...

Families of Children with Disabilities Are Likelier to Face Material Hardship
June 13, 2017

President Trump is expected to argue this week that he prioritizes workforce development but, as we’ve detailed here and here, his budget consistently and...

Grants to States for Job Training, Already One-Fifth Below 2010 Level, Would Fall Dramatically Under Trump Budget
June 7, 2017

The Trump Administration has declared this week “Infrastructure Week,” and today the President is expected to portray his agenda as a major new investment in revamping the nation’s roads, bridges, tunnels, and railways. Yet despite calling for a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, the President hasn’t explained how the $200 billion in new, undefined spending in his budget would achieve that goal...

Trump Budget Cuts Federal Infrastructure Spending in Long Run
June 6, 2017

As our recent paper shows, tight annual appropriations caps and sequestration budget cuts on top of them for the last seven years have caused a considerable decline in non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs,...

June 2, 2017

Even with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price visiting states to learn about the opioid epidemic and President Trump launching a commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, the President is proposing budget cuts and policy changes that...

Trump Budget Would Cut Medicaid by Up to $1.3 Trillion Over Ten Years