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House Panel Puts Child Care Funding at Risk! Take Action!
Chairman Ryan Proposes FY2013 Budget
On March 20, 2012, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, released his 2013 budget, which includes enormous cuts to many programs that assist families with children. As proposed, the Ryan budget would reduce government spending over the next decade by about $800 billion more than the across-the-board cuts to meet deficit reduction targets called for last August when Congress reached an agreement to reduce the deficit.
It is early in the budget process. In February, the President proposed his budget to Congress. Now, the House Budget Chairman has proposed his plan. Let Members of Congress know that parents need child care in order to work. This economy is already weak enough. Cuts in child care would only make it harder for parents to make ends meet. Tell your Members of Congress to vote against the Ryan budget.