Human Needs Report: FY2016 Congressional Budget Resolutions Edition


March 20, 2015

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CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This special edition looks at the several different budget proposals released this week for Fiscal Year 2016 and beyond. See below for the full analysis and links to each section of the report.

Download the full Human Needs Report PDF here.

FY2016 Congressional Budget Proposals Highlight Differences in Priorities
Several budget proposals were released this week for Fiscal Year 2016 and beyond. The differences in them highlight the major ideological differences and partisan priorities, both amongst themselves and when compared with the President’s budget released last month. While the House and Senate Budget Committee budgets cut taxes for the wealthy, cut human needs programs, and repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget offers a plan to invest in broadly shared economic growth and economic security for all Americans. READ MORE »

House Budget Committee Budget Resolution
The House Budget Committee, led by Chairman Tom Price (R-GA), released its budget on Tuesday. This proposal cuts overall spending by at least $5 trillion over 10 years, cutting $400 billion more in spending than the harmful budget passed by the House last year. READ MORE»

Senate Budget Committee Budget Resolution
The Senate Budget Committee, chaired by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), released its budget on Wednesday. It has many similarities to the House budget, mainly in that it would also slash funds for critical human needs programs and take resources away from low-income Americans. READ MORE »

Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget Resolution
In stark contrast to the House and Senate Budget Committee budgets is the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) alternative budget resolution, which was released Wednesday. This budget blueprint reverses harmful cuts, ends inequitable spending through the tax code, and invests in job creation. Advocates believe the CPC budget demonstrates it is possible to make the needed. READ MORE »

Next Steps in the FY16 Budget Process
The Congressional Black Caucus and House Budget Committee Democrats, led by Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), are scheduled to release their respective budget blueprints next week. The House and Senate Budget Committee budgets are expected to be up for full floor votes next week after passing (along party lines) their respective committees this week. READ MORE »

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