Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Please check out the links below for the latest news, analysis, and updates concerning the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. To learn more about how Trump’s budget would harm your state, check out our state fact sheets.

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resources

CHN: Progress for Many Human Needs Programs in FY 2018 – But More than Two-Thirds are Still Below FY 2010 Levels (5/7/2018)

CHN: Omnibus appropriations bill marks progress, but promises remain unfulfilled (03/23/2018)

CHN: For more information about the partial government shutdown, click here.

CHN: President Trump Forced the Shutdown; Congress Must Act by Helping Those Most in Need

Stop Trump Tax Cuts

CAP: Progressive Policy Wins in the Omnibus (03/23/18)

CAP: Behind the Rhetoric of Trump’s and Congressional Republicans’ Tax Plans

CAP: Census Data Show How Budget Proposals Put Economic Security of American Families at Risk

CLASP: Omnibus Spending Bill: Clear Progress for Everyday Americans, But Much Left Undone (03/23/18)

CBPP: Tax Plans Must Not Lose Revenue and Should Focus on Raising Working-Class Incomes

CBPP: Unpaid-for Tax Cuts for Wealthy Even Less Defensible Now Than in Bush Era

CBPP: Cruz Calls for Deficit-Increasing Tax Cuts — Even Worse Than Bush’s

Generations United: Congress Affirms the Important Role of Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children (03/27/18)

NEA: Congress’ Omnibus Spending Bill a Win for Students (03/22/18)

NELP: Omnibus Budget Bill Includes Protections Ensuring Tips Belong to Workers (03/21/18)

NILC: Washington Wastes More Money Criminalizing Immigrants, While Keeping Dreamers in Limbo (03/21/18)

NLIHC: Advocates and Congressional Champions Secure Increased Funding for Affordable Housing in 2018 (03/22/18)

NWLC: Omnibus Provides Historic Boost in Child Care Funding and Protects Tips for Workers, But Congress Must Protect Dreamers (03/23/18)

Take action and join us in urging Members of Congress to ensure that funding is adequate to meet the needs of all people and communities. 

Statements and Letters to Congress

From the Coalition on Human Needs:

We have a real disaster. We don’t need a self-inflicted one.

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Sign-On Letter

Press Release: The Trump Budget – A Harsh Attack On Our Own People (CHN, 5/23/2017)

Press Release: People’s Budget Invests in Our Future, Protects our Security, and Raises Revenue Fairly (CHN, 5/2/2017)

Letter to the Co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in Support of the Peoples Budget (CHN, 5/2/2017)

Trump’s Budget Would Harm Workers, Consumers, Women, and Families. Congress Will Be Held Accountable. (CHN, 4/5/2017)

Statement from the Coalition on Human Needs on President Trump’s Newly Released Budget Request: Fairness, Progress and Greatness Trumped in Partial Budget; Investments in People Scarified (CHN, 3/16/17)

From Our members:

Economic Security for All at Stake in FY18 L-HHS Budget (CLASP, 7/14/2017)

Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Trump Budget is Dead on Arrival (LCCHR, 3/23/2017)

Statement of Katy Neas, Easterseals Executive Vice President, Public Affairs on the Fiscal Year 2018 Trump Budget (Easterseals, 5/23/2017)

Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War (NPP, 5/23/2017)

CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Initial Review of the President’s FY 2018 Budget (CCD, 5/23/2017)

Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, on President Trump’s FY18 Budget (NLIHC, 5/23/2017)

Trump’s Slash-and-Burn Budget Bad for Most Americans (NCLR, 5/23/2017)

Administration’s Drastic Cuts Destroy Programs For Those With Most Need (YWCA, 5/23/2017)

Trump’s Budget: Steals from Working Families to Give Tax Breaks to Billionaires & Big Corporations (ATF, 5/23/2017)

AIDS United’s Statement on President Trump’s Budget for FY 2018 (Aids United, 5/23/2017)

Greenstein: Trump Budget Proposes Path to a New Gilded Age (CBPP, 5/23/2017)

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Trump Budget (AFSCME, 5/23/2017)

NWLC Reacts to President Trump’s All Out Assault on Women and Families (NWLC, 5/23/2017)

Trump Budget an Assault on Poor and Hungry People (Bread for the World, 5/22/2017)

President Trump’s budget poses grave danger to wellbeing of hard-working poor and low-income people—and the nation’s economy (CLASP, 3/17/17)

Press Release from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, on President Trump’s Budget Request (NLIHC, 3/16/17)

Statement from the National Education Association President: Trump budget deprives students of opportunity (NEA, 3/16/17)

Press Release from the National Employment Law Project on President Trump’s Budget Proposal (NELP, 3/16/17)

Statement from Robert Greenstein, President of the Center for Budget and Public Priorities, on President Trump’s Budget Request: Trump Budget Harms Those He Promised to Help (CBPP, 3/16/17)

Press Release from the Economic Policy Institute: Congress should reject President Trump’s proposal to cut the Labor Department’s budget (EPI, 3/16/17)

Press Release: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Slams Trump Budget Blueprint (TLC, 3/16/17)

Statement from Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO and executive director of MomsRising, on the Trump Administration’s budget blueprint: Trump’s Priorities are Not America’s Priorities (MomsRising, 3/16/17)

Statement from the National Priorities: What if We Took $54 Billion From the Pentagon, Instead? (NPP, 3/16/17)

Press Release: Legal Services Corporation Confident of Bipartisan Support in Congress Despite President Trump’s Call to Defund (LSC, 3/16/17)

Statement from the American Bar Asssociation President regarding Eliminated Funding for the Legal Services Corporation (ABA, 3/16/17)

Statement from the National Legal Aid & Defense Association President on the Administration’s Budget and the Proposed Elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (NLADA, 3/16/17)

Statement from the National Consumer Law Center: Trump Reverse Robin Hood Budget Would Kill Bipartisan Programs that Protect Vulnerable Seniors, Veterans, Working Families (NCLC, 3/16/17)

National Coalition on Aging Statement on the Trump Administration Budget Blueprint (NCOA, 3/16/17)

The President’s FY 2018 Budget Blueprint, Part I: “Skinny” in Stature and Details, But Huge in Harms for Low-income Children and Adults  (CDF, 3/16/2017)

News, Analysis & Updates

From the Coalition on Human Needs:

The Big Squeeze on Human Needs Programs Continues Just-Passed Appropriations Reject Extreme Trump Cuts, but Widen Losses Since FY 2010 (CHN, 5/12/2017)

Human Needs Report: President Trump and Congress Look Ahead to FY18 Budget (CHN, 4/3/17)

From Our Members & Other Sources: 

House Moving to Fast-Track Both Low-Income Program Cuts and Tax Cuts for Wealthy (CBPP, 6/26/2017)

Flawed Rationale for Cuts in Core Assistance Programs for Low-Income Families (CBPP, 6/26/2017)

Black’s Lopsided Budget Is a Dead End for Appropriations (CBPP, 6/26/2017)

President Trump’s Budget Would Shift SNAP Costs to States, Increasing Risk of Hunger and Weakening Response to Recessions (06/13/2017)

The Trump Budget’s Massive Cuts to State and Local Services and Programs (CBPP, 06/13/2017)

Trump Budget Continues Squeezing NDD Programs with Unmet Needs (CBPP, 6/6/2017)

Trump Budget Gets Three-Fifths of Its Cuts From Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income People (CBPP, 5/30/2017)

Trump Budget’s Radical, Harmful Priorities (CBPP, 5/26/2017)

If the budget is a moral document, this one shows little but cruelty (Oxfam America, 5/25/2017)

Trump Budget Should Be Dead on Arrival — But May Not Be (CBPP, 5/25/2017)

President Trump’s Budget: Wealth Building for the Wealthy at the Expense of Working Families (CFED 5/24/2017)

President’s Budget Would Shift Substantial Costs to States and Cut Food Assistance for Millions  (5/23/2017)

Trump Budget Deals ‘Devastating Blow’ To Low-Income Americans, Advocates Say” (NPR, 5/23/2017)

Trump Budget Would Increase Homelessness and Hardship in Every State, End Federal Role in Community Development (CBPP, 5/23/2017

President’s Budget Would Shift Substantial Costs to States and Cut Food Assistance for Millions  (CBPP, 5/23/2017)

President’s Budget Would Radically Restructure, Cut SNAP (CBPP, 5/23/2017)

Trump Budget Would Cut Non-Defense Programs to Half Their 2010 Level (CBPP, 5/23/2017)

The Myth of the Exploding Safety Net (CBPP, 5/23/2017)

The Trump Budget Neglects Basic Protections and Funds a Deportation Force Instead (5/23/2017)

8 Ways the Trump Budget Threatens the Health and Safety of American Families (CAP, 5/23/2017)

The Trump Budget’s Attack on People with Disabilities (CAP, 5/23/2017)

How the Trump Budget Undermines Economic Security for Working Families (CAP, 5/23/2017)

The Trump Budget Neglects Basic Protections and Funds a Deportation Force Instead (5/23/2017)

Trump Budget May Break Promise to Protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (CBPP, 5/18/2017)

Commentary: Focusing on Trump’s Coming Deep Cuts in Basic Assistance for Struggling Families – and Deep Tax Cuts for the Top (CBPP, 5/15/2017)

Congressional Budget Rejects President Trump’s Higher Education Cuts—for Now (CAP, 5/3/2017)

In Forthcoming Trump Budget, Rosy Forecasts of Economic Growth Likely to Produce Highly Unrealistic Budget Estimates (CBPP, 5/3/2017)

Trump’s budget priorities are toxic to American families (9 to 5, 4/13/2017)

Cutting Programs for Low-Income People Especially Hurts Women and Their Families (NWLC, 4/1/2017)

Trump Budget Would Cut Block Grants Dramatically, Underscoring Danger of Block-Granting Social Programs
 (CBPP, 3/28/201)

President Trump’s “Skinny Budget”: Putting Women’s Health Last (NWLC, 3/17/17)

Donald Trump’s Budget Leaves Vulnerable Families Out in the Cold (NWLC, 3/17/17)

President Trump’s “Skinny Budget”: Putting Families Last (NWLC, 3/17/17)

Trump Is Trying to Shift the Entire Budget Conversation to the Right. Don’t Let Him (TalkPoverty, 3/21/17)

Trump’s “Skinny” Budget Omits Most of the Budget (CBPP, 3/16/17)

What Trump cut in his budget (Washington Post, 3/16/17)

If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you (Washington Post, 3/16/17)


Legal Service Corporation Fact Sheet and Talking Points (NLADA, 3/16/17)

List of Social Assistance Programs for Low-Income Families (NWLC, 2/5/17)

Americans for Tax Fairness

Center for American Progress: Spreadsheets with State & District Breakdown 

Findings from the Columbia University Center on Poverty and Social Inequality

  • NIH cuts are available for all states and congressional districts here.
  • Job losses from cuts to the highway trust fund are broken down for each state here.
  • Estimates of how many teacher salaries in each state are threatened as a result of eliminating the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program are available here.
  • Estimates are available  for how many households in each state would be affected by eliminating LIHEAP (Low-income Heating and Energy Assistance) here.