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Babies in the Budget: Federal Spending on Infants and Toddlers

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)

A Congressional Baby Caucus Briefing
Wednesday, May 8: 11 am – 12 pm
Cannon House Office Building 121

Please join the Congressional Baby Caucus for a briefing on “Babies in the Budget: Federal Spending on Infants and Toddlers”. We welcome Congressional staff, interns, and advocacy groups to engage with the following speakers for an-depth analysis of how federal spending over the last decade, in FY19 appropriations, FY20 budget proposals, and under potential sequestration impact mandatory and discretionary program spending on American families with infants and toddlers.

  • Urban Institute – Heather Hahn

    • Building on analyses in the Urban Institute’s Kids’ Share report, Heather is sharing a new brief on mandatory, discretionary, and tax expenditures on babies over the last decade (including comparative levels for all children).    

  • First Focus – Rachel Merker

    • First Focus publishes a Children's Budget every fiscal year of all federal spending on children age 0-17. For this event Rachel will discuss a new in-depth analysis of FY19 mandatory and discretionary spending on children age birth to three (including a breakdown by Appropriations Subcommittee).

    • Rachel will also discuss proposed mandatory and discretionary funding for programs benefiting babies in the President’s FY20 Budget.                         

  • Coalition for Health Funding – Emily Holubowich

    • Emily will discuss the work of NDD United, the impact of recent House and Senate FY20 budget proposals, and what discretionary programs benefiting young families stand to be most impacted by sequestration under the budget caps.

I would be honored if you or a member of your staff can join us for this timely discussion. Copies of budgetary analyses prepared by our speakers will be available at the event or by request only. For more information, please contact Alanna Purdy (Alanna.Purdy@mail.house.gov) in my office.