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.
The House and Senate Budget Committee Chairs, Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), have introduced their respective budget resolutions. AUCD urges Congress to work together to undertake balanced deficit reduction that improves our fiscal health while protecting the important programs that serve people with disabilities.
While Pleased with Step Forward, Serious Concerns Remain for Near Future
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) applauds Congress for taking important steps to pass the Tax Payer Relief Act thus avoiding grave issues of tax increases on the middle class and spending cuts that would come through the sequestration process. However, the CCD recognizes that the bill, passed well beyond the deadline, is far from ideal and sets up a situation that holds great risk for people with disabilities.
Prepared by Americans for Tax Fairness
While Congress weighs how to pay for long term deficit reduction, they must protect the programs that are critical to the independence and wellbeing of people with disabilities
Dear Colleague by Rep. Langevin that was signed by an additional 34 House members in support of FY 14 Lifespan Respite funding
Rep. Langevin's Dear Colleague letter in support of strong funding levels for UCEDD and LEND programs in FY 2014
Representative Langevin's letter to his colleagues on the appropriations committee supports at least level funding for the UCEDD and LEND programs. 13 other members joined in signing the letter.
AUCD signs onto CCD Letter urging members of the Senate to support the goal of developing a balanced approach to resolving the nation?s deficit and thereby avoid irreparable harm to individuals with disabilities and their families. The letter lays out CCD's core principles regarding a fair and balanced approach to deficit reduction.
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.