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.





AUCD signed onto a Letter in favor of more funding for Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittees

AUCD signed on to a letter in support of greater funding for Congressional subcommittees that manage appropriations for programs in the Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services.



AUCD signed onto a Letter to Representative Langevin and Representative Harper

AUCD signed on to a letter in support of the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3913), which will reauthorize the Lifespan Respite Care Program for five years.

pdf File Natl Org Letter for Lifespan Respite.pdf [download]


AUCD joined more than 50 Civil Rights organizations to oppose H.R. 2577

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016

This amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill would would prohibit HUD from enforcing its disparate impact rule.

pdf File 150605 Coalition Letter Opposing Garrett DI Amendment to H.R. 2577.pdf [download]




Hearing Comments on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Prepared by Andrew Imparato Executive Director of AUCD

AUCD submitted written testimony for the record related to its network funding requests for the University Centers for Excellence in Disabilities (UCEDD), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC), and the Leadership in Education and Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs.

pdf File Written Testimony for FY 2016 4-29-15.pdf [download]

Related Links


Dear Colleague Letter was sent to Chairman and Ranking Members

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)

pdf File FY16 Disabilities Council Sign On Letter.pdf [download]

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.

pdf File FY16 LEND.UCEDD Approps.pdf [download]

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

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.


Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Fiscal Policy Task Force website


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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.


Current Legislation

Visit AUCD's Action Center and click on "Current Legislation" to see the latest legislation on budget and appropriations.