The consequences of early childhood malnutrition are devastating and permanent, but they are also entirely preventable. RESULTS works to secure smart, sustainable investments in nutrition and nutrition policy that help break the cycle of poverty.
Searching for a good news story out of Washington in 2018? We’ve finally got one.
On September 7th the Senate State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations committee passed the fiscal year 2018 SFOPS bill out of committee. It included some good news for our priority health programs.
The last year of an administration’s budget is an opportunity to set the tone on their priorities and what the administration sees as their legacy. This Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget from President Obama offers a few insights on what this White House sees as their priorities in their last few months in office, and hopefully a bit into what they’d like to see in the years to come from Congress. RESULTS is glad to see ending preventable child and maternal deaths and creating an AIDS-free generation coming out strongly in the President’s proposed budget, but there are clearly some disappointments in cuts to accounts we know matter greatly in the fight against infectious disease and more broadly ending poverty .
The White House has once again jeopardized the futures of families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. The administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request proposes massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs in the U.S. and around the world. Now the process and final decisions fall to Congress, where there is stiff opposition to much of this budget and where similar proposals failed last year.
With its first federal budget proposal, the White House has taken aim at families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. Proposing massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs, the budget jeopardizes the futures of people across the country and around the world. Now Congress takes up the process.
It falls to Congress to reject dangerous White House proposal.
By proposing draconian cuts to funding for global development programs through the State Department and USAID, this proposal threatens the futures of millions of people living in poverty all around the world.
What our kids should eat has been the subject of every pediatrician’s visit, parenting class, and talk show in recent memory. The perfect answer is still up for debate, but in the meantime we’ve collectively, consistently failed to secure even the most basic nutrition for many of the world’s most vulnerable children.
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