Trump’s Budget Proposal Could End Key Programs for Seniors

Even as Congress continues working to finalize FY 2017 funding by April 28, the Trump administration is seeking supplemental funding, most of which would go for defense and to begin work on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. To offset the cost of President Trump's supplemental funding request, the White House is expected to propose some $18 billion in reductions to non-defense spending. Those cuts would seriously impact several key programs important to seniors, including the elimination of the Senior Community Service Employment Program, near elimination of the Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program with just $3 million left, and sharp reductions in Senior Corps, the Community Services Block Grant, and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Indeed, President Trump’s budget would eli [...]

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3/31/17 10:02 AM

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