House Republicans’ budget would cut the nation’s largest nutrition assistance program by 42 percent starting in 2023, leaving as many as 7 million struggling families unable to put food on the table.
President Trump and congressional Republicans’ tax reform push is not about giving working families a boost; it is about giving tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations.
The Trump administration and its allies in Congress are working to undermine federal clean air and environmental protections, putting the health of all Americans at risk.
Michele and Igor speak with Rep. DeLauro and Harry Stein, director of fiscal policy at CAP, about the House Republicans' budget and what the American people really need economically.
The budget introduced by House Republicans too closely resembles the president’s imbalanced approach to national security.
House Republicans’ budget proposal is yet another Trojan horse to give tax cuts to the wealthy, while slashing programs everyday Americans rely on.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and his allies exaggerate the threat of a fiscal crisis to attack programs for working families—but ignore deficits when it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy.
The paid parental leave plan outlined in the Trump administration’s recent budget proposal falls far short of the comprehensive changes that would allow today’s working women to participate fully in the nation’s economy.
President Trump’s budget for the Environmental Protection Agency proposes delegating more than $600 million in environmental programs to the states while slashing funding for state grant programs by the same amount.
Many working families could see tax hikes under the plan, even as it showers tax breaks on the wealthy.
The president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget increases funding for the Department of Defense by cutting support for efforts to increase international stability and promote effective governance at the Pentagon.
In addition to eroding health care, harsh Medicaid cuts would disrupt state budgets in ways that threaten public schools and middle-class pocketbooks.
Community development, housing, and small-business cuts in Trump’s budget would leave struggling communities even worse off.
The Trump budget’s 20 percent cut to CHIP is not an acceptable starting point for the upcoming congressional debate over reauthorizing CHIP funding.
President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget would cut economic development and workforce training programs that have helped coal miners, their families, and communities.