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Children’s Advocates Gear Up for Budget Deal

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Youth Today

By Sarah Barr

WASHINGTON — As Congress returns next week and lawmakers are pressed to strike an end-of-year budget deal to fund the federal government, many children’s advocates are calling on them to protect programs that benefit children, including education, health care, child welfare and nutrition.

A coalition of more than a dozen organizations said in a recent letter that federal spending caps enacted several years ago have forced deep reductions in funding for children. They want Congress to ease those restrictions and devote more funding to children…

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