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.

 
 

Press Releases

 

6/6/2017

AUCD Joins Thousands of Civil Rights and Disability Advocates to Protect Medicaid Health and Home and Community Based Services

"Voters did not ask for cuts to Medicaid and the President promised not to make cuts to Medicaid," said Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of AUCD. "Radically restructuring and cutting Medicaid puts the entire national support system for our community at risk."

 
 

5/28/2017

AUCD Statement on Release of President's Budget Request

Current federal investments do not meet the needs of a growing and aging population of Americans with disabilities. Instead of investing to address this gap, the President's proposed budget represents an aggressive retreat from a decades-long, bipartisan commitment to supporting the health and independence of people with disabilities.

 
 
 

Letters

 

6/13/2017

Health and Long Term Services are Threatened ACTION NEEDED NOW

pdf File Action Alert ACHA June 13 2017.pdf [download]
 
 

4/18/2017

FY 2018 Letter to Appropriators

CDC Coalition
pdf File FY2018 CDCCoaltion.pdf [download]
 
 

4/6/2017

Letter from Autism Caucus Chair Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to appropriators supporting federal funding for LEND and UCEDD programs in FY2018

pdf File Federal funding for LEND and UCEDD programs in FY2018 [download]
 
 
 

Related Links

 

Growing Threat of a Constitutional Convention and Balanced Budget Amendment

28 state legislatures have passed resolutions in support of a Constitutional Convention to rewrite the U.S. Constitution to pass a balanced budget amendment. Such a move would restrict federal spending by $8 trillion in the first decade of its implementation and would require devastating cuts to Social Security, education, and healthcare, among other policy areas.

 
 

Senate Proposal for Balanced Budget Amendment Would Require Extreme Cuts

An analysis issued by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that the constitutional balanced budget amendment that the Senate may consider this year would compel policymakers to make devastating cuts to vital programs, including those in education, law enforcement, and medical research.

 
 

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.