The House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2018 budget resolution released last week would make hunger in this country far worse. The proposal combines a huge tax cut that is heavily tilted toward the rich with tens of billions of dollars in safety net program cuts, including “reconciliation” instructions to committees with jurisdiction over SNAP, school meals, TANF, SSI, low-income tax credits, and other crucial supports. The proposal also includes large cuts in domestic discretionary programs and nearly $2 trillion dollars of cuts in Medicare and Medicaid.
Read our full update below on the federal budget, including analyses, talking points, sample social media posts and a call to action to contact Members of Congress.
Action Alert and Update on FY2018 House Budget Resolution