On May 11, 2017, the Children’s Budget Coalition submitted a letter to Congress (House / Senate) urging policymakers to consider the needs of America’s youngest citizens when writing the 2018 budget.

More than 55 organizations signed on to the letter, which asks Congress to consider four top priorities:

1. Reversing the divestment trends in children’s programs;

2. Lifting the budget caps for non-defense discretionary spending set forth in the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA; P.L. 112-25);

3. Maintaining parity between non-defense and defense discretionary spending; and

4. Increasing 302b allocations in the Labor, Health & Human Services and Education (Labor-HHS), Ag
riculture, Transportation and Housing & Urban Development (T-HUD) and Commerce, Justice & Science (CJS) appropriations bills.

Read the press release here, and the letters to the House and the Senate.