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Fact Sheet: Impact of the President’s 2020 Budget on Children

Federal Budget

President Trump’s $4.7 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) seeks massive cuts to critical programs that help children and families. The proposal takes aim at a wide spectrum of programs and initiatives that work collectively to support child wellbeing through investments covering a broad policy landscape from health, education and financial security to housing, nutrition, and welfare. In light of the recently released landmark study from the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering outlining a path to cutting child poverty in half in 10 years with greater federal investment in existing assistance programs, the President’s budget proposal is in most respects an unacceptable and dangerous step backwards.

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