The following is a statement by Anna Chu, NWLC Vice President for Income Security and Education:
“President Trump’s budget is an all-out assault on working families and the most vulnerable among us—low-income people, children, and even disabled workers. This shameless and irresponsible budget would wreck the economic security of millions of women and families—while giving massive new tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and corporations. Its deep funding cuts would devastate health care delivery and research, slash basic supports for low-income families, crush neighborhood schools, and undermine our nation’s ability to keep women and their families safe, healthy, and free from discrimination.
Despite Trump’s claims of prioritizing child care, his budget fails to include the resources to keep children from losing child care assistance. And the six-week paid leave proposal is woefully inadequate: it would fail to serve many of the people who need it most—like patients battling cancer and other critical health conditions, those caring for seriously ill family members, and even new mothers who need extra time to recover from complicated births. His budget couldn’t be clearer: despite Trump’s promises, he would sacrifice the needs of ordinary people to reward millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations. This outrageous plan should be dead on arrival.”
The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s equality and opportunity. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment and health, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women. For more information on the Center, visit: www.nwlc.org.