How the New Spending Bill Affects Programs for Low Income People
- Author: J. Christopher Watkins
- Author: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
The new spending bill was passed by both houses of Congress. While the news was not bad for Head Start 0-5 services, other programs were not so fortunate. CLASP is reporting "the bill failed to restore the cuts made over the past few years to domestic discretionary spending, let alone allocate the increases it would take to adequately respond to the overall levels of need. In the context of a tight budget with strict caps on funding levels, a number of priorities important for low-income people were level funded or cut."
For more detail please visit the CLASP report of the overall funding in the spending bill at: