House Bill 641

May 23, 2017

Trump’s dangerous budget

Its official release is set for this morning, but details of President Trump’s first executive budget have been emerging since last week and the news is not good for low-income Americans or Louisiana.

Number of the Day

$72 billion -  amount cut from disability programs in President Trump’s budget — primarily from Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, which provides income assistance to poor seniors and people with disabilities. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
May 16, 2017

Deepening the budget hole

Rather than heeding the recommendations of experts who suggested reducing the proliferation of tax exemptions and credits, the House Ways & Means Committee is creating new tax breaks and extending old ones.

Number of the Day

8.9 -  Percent of discretionary federal grant dollars Louisiana would lose under President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint. Programs funded with discretionary federal money include Community Development Block Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.  (Source: The Pew Trusts)