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March 14, 2019

Update, March 22: We’ve updated this post.

Here are the CBPP posts and papers to date on President Trump’s 2020 budget; we’ll update this list as we issue more analyses:

2020 Trump Budget: A Disturbing Vision. President Trump’s 2020 budget, released March 11,...

Cover of 2020 Budget Book
March 12, 2019

The President’s budget proposes to cut 2020 funding for non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs — a broad category that includes everything from education to veterans’ medical care, housing assistance, international affairs, and environmental protection — by 9 percent, or nearly twice as much as the 5 percent that the Administration says (as we explain below). The cuts are 11 percent in...

President's 2020 Budget Would Cut Broad Set of Public Services
March 12, 2019

President Trump’s new budget would take Medicaid coverage away from adults nationwide if they don’t meet a work requirement, which the Kaiser Family Foundation’s prior...

Gavel and stethoscope
March 11, 2019

Just weeks after promising in the State of the Union to expand funding to substantially reduce new HIV infections over the next ten years and combat the opioid epidemic, President Trump unveiled a budget today that deeply cuts Medicaid, the core program providing access to health care for people with these conditions. Even with its limited new funds for programs that address HIV and substance...

Cover of 2020 Budget Book
December 20, 2018

The incoming Congress should give the IRS the funds to restore its ability to adequately collect revenue, a basic government function. IRS underfunding since 2010 has led to two concerning, related trends, as ProPublica reports: a significant decline in audit rates, especially among large corporations and high-income...

Sharp Decline in Audit Rates for Large Corporations and High-Income Filers
December 18, 2018

President Trump’s vow to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide his border-wall funding threatens many important policies that lawmakers of both parties have hammered out in recent months — especially if it prompts them to fund the government through continuing resolutions (CRs) rather than regular appropriations bills.

A shutdown would only affect part of the federal...

Budget Plans - Chartbook
August 27, 2018

The federal government is responsible for conducting a fair and accurate census every ten years, but that’s in jeopardy for 2020: inadequate and delayed funding and the Commerce Secretary’s last-minute decision to add an untested citizenship question will both likely reduce participation. Therefore, states can and should take steps now to help ensure a successful count — that is, one...

15 States Have Taken Action Towards a Complete 2020 Census Count
June 29, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee-approved 2019 budget for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would further weaken the agency’s ability to serve taxpayers and enforce the 2017 tax law. At $11.3 billion, the committee’s proposed level for the IRS is below the...

 IRS Funding Has Fallen Sharply, Is Targeted For Deeper Cuts In Senate Committee Bill
June 26, 2018

Newly revised CBPP reports show that two main Republican arguments for deep cuts to programs for low-income Americans — that program growth across the federal budget is driving the nation’s fiscal problems and that programs for people of low or modest incomes are mushrooming in cost — don’t survive scrutiny.

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Low-Income Expenditures Outside Health Care Set to Fall Below Average of Last 40 Years
June 12, 2018

As I noted in March, the Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census will likely make the count less accurate and costlier.  A newly released internal memo shows...

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