Competing Visions: Federal Budget Choices Will Shape Our Future - But How?

Washington , District of Columbia
Thursday, April 4, 2024 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

President Biden’s new budget recommends initiatives to provide free pre-kindergarten programs for all 4 year olds, substantially invests in child care to limit care costs for families, expand the supply of affordable housing, reduce the cost of prescription drugs, expand access to health coverage and home and community-based care for seniors and people with disabilities, enact a national paid leave program, and more. The House Budget Committee’s proposed Budget Resolution takes a very different approach, slashing overall funding for most human needs programs as its sole means of reducing the federal deficit over the next decade. The Biden budget pays for its initiatives by raising revenues from the wealthy and corporations, with some of the new revenues going towards deficit reduction. The House Budget Resolution would continue massive tax breaks enacted in 2017, and does not propose new revenues. Which approach best meets the nation’s needs? This webinar will provide expert analysis of these competing budget visions, and will help you make the case for investments and fair and adequate revenues, and refute arguments that we must cut human needs programs to reduce the deficit. The expert speakers: - Sharon Parrott, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy - Jocelyn Frye, President, National Partnership for Women and Families - Margarida Jorge, Executive Director, Health Care for America Now - Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs

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