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Budget Tomorrow—Cuts Expected

The Administration is expected to release the 2018 budget on Tuesday, May 23. That budget will provide the specifics of the significant cuts the President had proposed in March.  It should also shine some light on other parts of the President’s proposals including his tax cut package and possible government reorganization and reductions.  The 2018

CBO Budget Score on Health Care Bill Wednesday

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will release their updated study of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Wednesday, May 24. Technically the House is still holding the bill pending the CBO before it is sent to the Senate.  There has been some wild speculation that the House may have to re-vote again if the

Groups In Support of SSBG Gear Up for Proposed Budget Cut

If you haven’t seen it before, a coalition group including CWLA has sent Capitol Hill a letter of support of SSBG that will serve as a reminder to Capitol Hill on the importance of SSBG if the Tuesday budget includes its elimination.  The letter includes more than 75 national organizations and organizations and agencies from

Subcommittee Looks at Disconnected Youth, Could Set Up Budget Cuts

On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on Human Resources conducted an oversight hearing labeled, Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults to Break the Cycle of Poverty.  The hearing focused on private and non-profit strategies to move young people into the education and workforce systems.  Subcommittee Chair Adrian Smith (R-NE) said, “There is an alarming trend happening

Analysis Shows States Losses Under House Medicaid Cap

A new study by the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution shows states would be losing more than $17 billion in Medicaid spending through the per capita cap if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) had been in effect. The analysis, Effects of the Medicaid Per Capita Cap Included in the House-Passed American

Full Budget Release May 23, What’s Next

The President is now expected to release his budget on May 23. That budget will outline the specifics of the significant cuts the President had proposed in his earlier this year.  It may also shine some light on other parts of the President’s proposals including his tax cut package, changes regarding government reorganization and government

Home Visiting Coalition Seeking National, State and Local Sign-Ons

The Home Visiting Coalition, which CWLA belongs to, is circulating a sign-on letter to congressional leaders urging Congress to act quickly to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program for a period of five (5) years with a doubling of funding from $400 million annually to $800 million annually. The Coalition

Senate Plans For Moving Health Care

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will release their updated study of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) the week of May 22. CBO normally would score a bill before the House had voted on it but leadership in the House was in a rush to get a final vote once they had enough to pass

2017 Budget Done, Who Won and What’s Next

The Senate gave final approval to an omnibus appropriations bill on Thursday, May 4.  The legislation was unveiled Monday and moved quickly through the process.  As a result, we are now finished with FY 2017 which ends on September 30, 2017. After the unveiling the fight turned to who won and who lost.  The President

Congress Delays Final 2017 Funding Until This Week

On Friday afternoon, the Congress extended funding for FY 2017 for another week until May 5. The short-term CR was intended to give Congress more time to iron out the last remaining deal on a final budget for fiscal year 2017 which ends on September 30 of this year. By late Sunday night, Congressional leadership