House GOP Budget Would Cut Aid Programs by More Than One-Third
A new report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities finds that the 2018 budget introduced by House Republicans would disproportionately affect low-income families, with proposed cuts to aid programs totaling $2.9 trillion over the next 10 years. The proposed budget incorporates the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and makes deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, slashing provisions for vulnerable populations by nearly $2 trillion, according to the report. House Republicans also propose a $90 billion cut from social service and education funds, including a $75 billion reduction in federal Pell Grants. The authors argue that if passed, the budget would reduce the social safety net by an unprecedented magnitude.