Aug. 11, 2015
The budget passed by Congress in May 2015 would slash programs vital to working families. It would cut nearly $5 trillion over the next decade from programs that help families protect their health, make ends meet, give their children a chance at a better life, and strengthen our communities and our nation. At the same time, the budget would not require corporations and the very wealthy to pay a penny in new taxes. Adding insult to injury, it would give the rich and corporations new tax cuts.
Domestic discretionary programs that Congress funds annually have already been subjected to years of freezes and cuts. The budget passed by Congress would cut them by $500 billion more over the next decade.
This report shows how much every state and the District of Columbia would lose from the additional cuts to discretionary programs and the impact on a few key programs, including Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Head Start, low-income housing assistance, Title I education grants to schools serving low-income children, and the Community Development Block Grant.
The National Priorities Project, Americans for Tax Fairness, and National Women’s Law Center have developed graphics for you to share on social media to illustrate what $500 billion in additional cuts to domestic discretionary programs would mean to your state. The graphics highlight the impact on Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Head Start, housing assistance, and education grants to schools serving low-income children—just a few of the programs that would be affected.