Letters and Correspondence
Congress: Make Children a Priority in 2018 BudgetFederal 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.