Letters and Correspondence
Letter of Opposition: Fiscal Commission Act of 2023 (H.R. 5779)
Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Representatives Jodey Arrington and Brendan Boyle, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Budget, to express our opposition to the Fiscal Commission Act of 2023 (H.R. 5779).
Excerpt from the letter:
The bill would authorize a bi-partisan, bi-cameral 16-member commission charged with identifying policies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term, achieve a sustainable debt-to-GDP ratio in the long term, and propose recommendations to balance the budget at the earliest, reasonable date. Unfortunately, the proposed legislation focuses on spending cuts as a solution, fails to center revenue-raising as an important policy option, puts in place a process that undermines Congress’ legislative process, and limits public debate and input at a time when we face an investment crisis for too many of our children and their families.