Trump's First Budget Includes Large Cuts
Yesterday, President Trump sent his FY 2018 budget outline to Congress, a plan that would dramatically alter the course of federal investments in both defense and non-defense discretionary funding if enacted. However, since this “skinny” budget does not contain all the details on individual programs and funding streams, advocates are left wondering and worrying about what's ahead.
As explained in n4a's March 16 Legislative Update, it is impossible to say exactly what funding levels the President proposes for many programs—including for Older Americans Act and other aging programs within the Administration for Community and Administration on Aging—at this time. In late April or early May, the Administration is expected to release a second, more detailed budget package that also includes details on the President's plan for mandatory spending programs (e.g., Medicare, Social Security) and revenues (i.e., tax cuts).
Very soon, n4a will launch our annual Appropriations Campaign, which will provide advocates with all you need to speak out on behalf of vital Older Americans Act and other aging programs that are essential to millions of older adults and their caregivers. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, read more about this first budget blueprint!
Read n4a's Press Release on the Trump Budget's Effect on Vulnerable Older Adults.