House Budget Resolution Proposes Cuts to SNAP, Safety Net
7.19.17 Today's House Budget Committee FY18 Budget Resolution hearing revealed the House GOP’s plans to follow the lead of the President’s disastrous budget proposal by making drastic cuts to anti-hunger and poverty programs in order to provide large tax cuts for the highest-income Americans. The plan uses the budget reconciliation process to fast-track at least $203 billion in cuts over ten years to vital safety net programs, including SNAP/CalFresh, the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Program, TANF/CalWorks, SSDI, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
We strongly urge all members of the California Congressional Delegation to speak out in committee and on the House Floor against these harmful proposals which will only worsen hunger and poverty already being felt by Californians across the state. With the highest poverty rate in the nation, California cannot afford to sit out the fight to protect and strengthen vital programs and services that millions of working families, children, seniors, and people with disabilities rely on to live healthy, successful lives.
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Questions? Contact: Jared Call at 213.482.8200 ext 201