Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski noted the sharp differences between the effects of the Senate’s proposed-but-stalled budget bill and another Continuing Resolution (CR). Bottom line? The sequester needs to be replaced with a 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill to move forward before the end of the year.
Here are some examples of the consequences of another long term Continuing Resolution at sequester levels that will further erode the safety net for American families:
- Head Start would serve 177,000 fewer kids.
- As many as 500,000 fewer infants, childrena nd women would receive nutrition support.
- HHS will lose $1.4 billion to operate and improve the Health Exchanges in their first year of operation.
Network faithful know further erosion in areas like these will have a direct impact on children's mental health.
Read the full note from Senator Mikulski which includes addition comparisons of the Senate budget with a Continuing Resolution that extends the sequester. It ain't pretty folks. Let your representatives know that a long-term CR at sequester levels only weakens America.