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February 21, 2020

In his new budget, President Trump proposes to cut Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) by $21 billion over ten years, which would leave many families with less assistance when they fall on hard times. The cuts include a 10 percent reduction in the annual block grant funding for states and an end to the $608 million TANF Contingency Fund, which gives states additional funds at times...

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February 18, 2020

The Trump Administration has said that it wants to help communities address the nation’s serious housing affordability challenges, but the President’s 2021 budget would do the opposite, slashing housing assistance and community development aid next year by $8.6 billion, or 15.2 percent (not counting the impact of inflation).

The President last fall...

Homelessness Among Veterans Fell as Targeted Voucher Program Expanded
February 13, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget proposes about $500 billion in net Medicare spending reductions over ten years (see table), most of which would come from reducing payments to health care providers and not affect beneficiaries directly.

For the most part, the budget does not reflect the President’s efforts...

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February 13, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget would make it harder for millions of people with disabilities to afford such basics as food, housing, and health care by cutting tens of billions of dollars from disability programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and...

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February 12, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget would slice federal aid to state and local governments that provides health care, K-12 education, and more.

Large federal aid cuts would do lots of damage in states. Federal grants provide roughly 30 percent of state budgets across the country...

Flag and Money
February 12, 2020

Older Americans are among the many groups that President Trump’s proposed 2021 budget would seriously harm. While running for president, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, which serve tens of millions of seniors — and he made a similar...

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February 11, 2020

For months, the Administration has promised that it has a plan for Americans’ health care if it wins its lawsuit seeking to...

In Focus: Trump 2021 Budget Proposes $1 Trillion in Cuts to Medicaid and the ACA
February 10, 2020

While President Trump claims that paid family leave is a “priority,” the paid leave proposal in his 2021 budget would likely prevent many workers — particularly low-income workers — from accessing paid leave when they need it.

As his last three budgets did, his...

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December 12, 2019

December 18: We’ve updated this post.

Congress should reject efforts to attach, to end-of-year spending legislation, a bill from the Senate Budget Committee’s Chairman Mike Enzi and member Sheldon Whitehouse that would change the budget process in a highly problematic way and...

FY17 Budget
October 8, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Committee proposes to cut 2020 funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education by...

In Focus: Senate Funding Bill Cuts Labor-HHS-Education Despite Added Funding Available

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