Pennsylvanians Ask PA Congressional Delegation to Reject Inhumane Cuts to Vital Federal Budget Programs

NOTE: The Pennsylvania Council of Churches signed this letter. Posted at http://www.thirdandstate.org/2017/june/pennsylvanians-ask-pa-congressional-delegation-reject-inhumane-cuts-vital-federal-budget-p Jun 19, 2017 04:24 pm | John Neurohr Nearly 70 Pennsylvania organizations signed on to the letter below asking members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation to reject inhumane … Continued

Calls Needed This Week—Tell Representatives Not to Cut SNAP and Programs that Help Struggling Families

From the Coalition Against Hunger (https://www.hungercoalition.org/): The President’s proposed budget plan for SNAP would abandon the American commitment to ensure no child goes hungry in this country and would leave the unemployed, the elderly, and low-income working families more likely … Continued

Besides Eviscerating the Safety Net, Trump Budget Would put States in a Fiscal Bind

Posted at https://itep.org/besides-eviscerating-the-safety-net-trump-budget-would-put-states-in-fiscal-bind/ There has been considerable discussion about the human impact of the Trump budget’s draconian cuts to what remains of the social safety net. A long-standing conservative talking point in response to such criticism is that states can … Continued

Three-Fifths of Cuts in Trump Budget Come from Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income People

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/06/07/fact-week-three-fifths-cuts-trump-budget-come-programs-low-moderate-income-people/#.WTgb6uvysdU By Lecia Imbery June 7, 2017 A new analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that roughly three-fifths of the $4.3 trillion of non-defense cuts in President Trump’s proposed FY18 budget come from programs assisting low- and … Continued

It’s Called ‘Having a Country’

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/06/02/its-called-having-a-country/#.WTa5I-vysdU By Lecia Imbery June 2, 2017 Last week, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testified before the Senate Budget Committee about President Trump’s FY18 budget proposal. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) asked Director Mulvaney why the budget … Continued

Oxfam Brings #FamineFoodTruck to Washington

From Oxfam America (http://www.oxfamamerica.org): This week, Oxfam brought something exciting to the district: we’re calling it the Famine Food Truck. The Famine Food Truck (https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=%23faminefoodtruck&src=typd) is taking to the streets of Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of the urgent humanitarian … Continued

Tell Congress the US Should Not Cut Lifesaving Assistance to Refugees, Torture Survivors

From the Center for the Victims of Torture (http://www.cvt.org/): President Trump has released his Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request, which if passed by Congress would significantly reduce U.S. assistance to refugees and torture survivors around the world. In the face … Continued

The Big Squeeze on Human Needs Programs Continues

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/05/22/15992/#.WSRwUOsrIdU By Deborah Weinstein May 22, 2017 Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by The Hill on May 19. Stay tuned to CHN’s blog and emails for more information on President Trump’s FY18 budget, anticipated Tuesday, May 23, which is expected … Continued

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