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The Senate Appropriations Committee moved forward with their Agriculture Appropriations bill this week. It included funding for the following programs:
The Committee also released its topline spending by appropriations subcommittee for fiscal year 2018. In the absence of a budget resolution, the committee has been working from fiscal year 2017 enacted funding levels and their total fiscal year 2018 discretionary spending totals $1.07 trillion. The Budget Control Act cap for fiscal year 2018 is $1.065 trillion. The House Budget Resolution set fiscal year 2018 discretionary spending at $1.132 trillion.
On the House side, the House Appropriations Committee has passed all of their appropriations bills out of committee. Leadership was considering bundling all the bills into an omnibus but instead is moving forward this week with a “minibus” of less controversial spending bills to include Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water, and Legislative Branch appropriations.
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The House Budget Committee passed a budget proposal last week that included at least $200 billion in cuts to low-income programs. Call (800-826-3688) or email your representative and senators and urge them to oppose cuts to critical programs, such as SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), Medicaid, refundable tax credits, and international development.
The Senate is expected to vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act this week. Call (800-826-3688) or email your U.S. senators and urge them to vote NO on any legislation that cuts, rolls back, or repeals Medicaid.
Good nutrition is a critical part of ensuring that all human beings can use their bodies and minds to live an active life and reach their full potential.
Las personas que toman la decisión de dejar su hogar y venir a Estados Unidos, generalmente han tenido muy pocas opciones. Factores más allá de su control han provocado que sus circunstancias estén marcadas por hambre y violencia para poder quedarse.
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