Tax Plan’s Deficits Could Prompt Elimination of Major Child Welfare Programs
The common narrative on the many iterations of the Republican-led tax reform package is that it adds something in the neighborhood of $1.5 trillion to the deficit. Various ideas on how to add more revenue to the plan have been bandied about by deficit hawks in the past few days to address that deficit.
Local Head Starts Begin Feeling the Cuts
by Noah Dzuba For poor children generally, and poor migrant children especially, the federal sequestration is going to mean compromised services through Head Start and Migrant Head Start, two programs that provide education and health services to children from birth to age five.
Sequestration’s Short-Sighted Abuse of Programs for Homeless Youth
by Kevin Ryan When I read that Congress had sent its budget to President Obama for his signature today, all I could think of was the nearly 1,700 homeless young people who will sleep beneath a Covenant House roof in one of 19 cities across the country tonight.
Likely 2013 Spending Bill Includes Modest Increases for Juvenile Justice
The Senate has passed a spending bill for 2013 that includes some increases in juvenile justice-related funding from 2012. The bill would fund the government through the end of September, the close of fiscal 2013, and factors in cuts forced by the Sequestration.
Specifics on How Sequestration Impacts Key Youth Services Programs
In the buildup to the onset of Sequestration last weekend, a flurry of charts and briefs emanated from Washington about the impact of these automatic cuts. Perhaps the most useful communiqué for the youth services field came in an Office of Management and Budget letter sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Bracing for Sequestration’s Impact in California
Continued gridlock in Congress, driven by the two parties’ competing philosophies in reducing the federal deficit, finally led last week to the triggering of sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts totaling more than $1 trillion between now and 2021.
Capitol View on Kids: The Latest News on Children and Families from Washington
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources is holding a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 27, on the issue of adoptions from foster care. The Adoption Incentive Fund, more commonly referred to as the adoption bonus, is due for reauthorization before the start of FY 2014.
Capitol View on Kids: The Latest News on Children and Families in Washington, D.C.
Senate To Take Up VAWA Reauthorization The Senate plans to soon take up a new version of a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the 113th Congress. The legislation must be reintroduced due to the fact that all legislation dies when a Congress ends.
Capitol View on Kids: The latest news on children and families from Washington, D.C.
President Signs Children’s Commission Into Law On Monday, January 14, President Obama signed the Protect Our Kids Act (HR 6655) into law. The Protect Our Kids Act (PL 112-275) establishes a commission to examine child deaths in the United States.