House proposes drastic new cuts for kids; Voices speaks out
You may remember us coming out against the draconian budget plan that passed recently in the House. Well, in an attempt to meet the cuts outlined in that budget resolution, House committees are starting to plan for massive cuts to health services and food assistance for kids. Millions of cuts are slated for services that needy kids and families rely on.
The House is proposing $36 billion in cuts to food stamps, meaning 2 million Americans could lose food assistance. We’re particularly concerned about these cuts because children are half of all food stamp recipients. And since getting food stamps also enrolls kids in things like free and reduced-price lunch, some 280,000 children stand to lose that, too.
These cuts are beyond cruel; some Catholic bishops have gone so far as to say they are immoral. Learn more in our press release.