House Republicans just introduced a plan to address the debt ceiling — and it starts with cutting funding for child programs.
The consequences? Less child care availability, nutrition support, access to mental health services and foreign humanitarian assistance.
And millions more children in need.
Send a message: We can’t cut support for kids and families.
I was extremely disappointed when House Republicans announced their plan to raise the debt limit, and as a constituent, I’m asking you to oppose it. The proposed cuts to child programs would be devastating for kids and families — across the nation and around the world.
The consequences speak for themselves: Less child care availability, nutrition support, access to mental health services and foreign humanitarian aid. And millions more children in need.
Parents in the U.S. are already struggling to find affordable, high-quality care. This plan would exacerbate the shortage by eliminating 275,000 slots in child care and Head Start programs.
We’ve seen a higher demand for food assistance since SNAP emergency funding ended — yet this proposal would limit access to benefits, making the hunger crisis even worse.
Reverting to FY22 spending levels would drastically decrease the availability of lifesaving interventions, such as mental health services — especially in rural America.
Finally, the proposed cuts to foreign aid for humanitarian response and development would undoubtedly cost lives.
The solution to reducing the deficit can’t start with hurting kids. As an advocate for children, I urge you to vote against this unacceptable plan.
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