Maloney report outlines damage done to women and families by Republican budget bill
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), today issued a report summarizing the impact on women of the House Republicans’ spending bill, which will be considered as H.R. 1255, after previous consideration as H.R. 1.
“While the proposed cuts would be devastating to Americans as a whole, this bill will change the daily lives of women for the worse,” Maloney said in her report, viewable here. “This is a distinct, frontal attack on the needs of women, from birth to old age:
--$747 million is cut from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) which serves 9.6 million low-income women and children nationwide.
--Head Start cuts of $1.1 billion will force over 200,000 children out of Head Start this year.
--Eliminates $317 million for the Title X Family Planning program, which is the source of primary and preventative health care for many women.
--$4 billion in cuts to job training programs under the Workforce Investment Act; in this recession, one out of ten women heading a family is unemployed—and could benefit from retraining.
“It’s just outrageous that these cuts are considered reasonable and justified as we emerge from the most serious recession since the 1930s. American women and children will suffer under this bill, and American women need to know that,” Maloney concluded.
Stand-alone url of Maloney Report on Republican Budget Bill: https://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/women/20110331CRandWomen.pdf