Budget and Appropriations
Welcome to the Appropriations policy page. Scroll down to see related legislation, resources, letters and links.Visit AUCD's Action Center and click on "Current Legislation" to see the the latest bills related to budget and appropriations.
AUCD's legislative priorities for budget and appropriations include supporting a strong federal budget that protects entitlements to Medicaid, enhances revenues, and increases funding for programs supporting individuals with disabilities and their families in the community.
31 representatives signed onto a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee requesting the inclusion of $5 million for Lifespan Respite Care Act programs in the FY 2017 Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
Fourteen representatives signed onto a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee that expressed support for an increase in funding for DD Councils, UCEDDs and the Protection & Advocacy (P & A) system.
AUCD signed onto a letter urging members of Congress to oppose any balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Such an amendment would require massive cuts be made to ensure that the budget remained balanced, and would permanently slash funding for a massive array of initiatives that affect all Americans, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SSDI, veterans' benefits, scientific research, and public education. The letter, which was originally drafted in 2011, has been signed by 281 organizations amid increased support for a balanced budget amendment among Senate Republicans and in state legislatures.
of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Senators Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal and Sherrod Brown signed on to a Dear Colleague letter to Chairman Roy Blunt and Ranking Member Patty Murray of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies in support of the funding level requests of the Protections and Advocacy Systems, DD Councils and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ 4th District) sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agenceis
Representative Chris Smith, Cochairman of the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE) wrote a letter requesting a $2million increase for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.
President Obama's bipartisan Commission is charged with identifying policies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term and to achieve fiscal sustainability over the long run.
The Center conducts research and analysis to help shape public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals in these debates.