Category Archives: federal budget

Ryan Budget Recycles Failed Proposals for SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Statement attributable to FRAC President Jim Weill. Washington, D.C. – April 1, 2014 – Sadly, it’s not an April Fool’s Joke. Today, April 1, for the fourth time in as many years, … Continue reading

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New Report Stacks Up Paul Ryan, President Obama, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Against Americans’ Priorities

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): Representative Paul Ryan, the House Budget Chair, just released his budget proposal for 2015. We compared Ryan’s vision against the proposals previously released by President Obama and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Here’s how they … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support Funding for Rural Housing Programs–Deadline March 28

From the National Rural Housing Coalition (http://ruralhousingcoalition.org/): Rep. Hinojosa (D-TX) has issued a Dear Colleague letter (https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5172/images/Dear%20Colleague_Hinojosa__Rural%20Housing%20Appropriations_FY15.pdf), asking Members of Congress to join him in urging the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund USDA Rural Housing programs. PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES … Continue reading

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Eliminate the Pentagon’s War Slush Fund

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): We need your help to hold the Pentagon accountable. Combined Pentagon and war spending account for a whopping 57% of the federal discretionary budget. This fiscal year, the Pentagon is using a portion of … Continue reading

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The President’s 2015 Budget: Thoughtful Responses to Poverty

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Supporting low-income Americans is not a single-issue policy agenda.  To have a fair chance to succeed, children need a good education, including early education; young people need access to workforce training and post-secondary education; low-income workers need … Continue reading

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The President Dropped the “Chained CPI” from His Budget

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Great news: The President has dropped the chained CPI cut to Social Security from his next budget! It’s gone, and you had something to do with it.  CAF and Social Security Works collected … Continue reading

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Tell President Obama: No Chained CPI on Social Security

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Social Security represents America at its best. The president may have included the “chained CPI” in his budget. He has wobbled because we didn’rt make ourselves clear. We are called to defend what … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Means Less Food for Struggling Households

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Statement attributable to FRAC President Jim Weill Contact: Jennifer Adach, 202.986.2200 x3018 Washington, D.C. — February 4, 2014 — The Farm Bill passed today by the Senate will cut SNAP benefits to … Continue reading

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Learn More About Congress’ Omnibus Spending Bill

From the National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org/): This week, lawmakers introduced a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill (http://nationalpriorities.org/blog/2014/01/14/who-won-and-lost-2014-budget/) that will finally complete the budgeting process for the federal government’s fiscal year 2014, which began back on Oct. 1. The bill abides … Continue reading

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Latest Federal Funding Proposal Includes Increased Homeless Assistance Funding

From the National Alliance to End Homelessness (http://www.endhomelessness.org): As many of you know, late Monday the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released the final version of the FY 2014 funding bills for nearly all federal programs and agencies. The legislation, … Continue reading

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