Proposed Federal Cuts For CT

February 25, 2020

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced its $4.8 trillion FY 2021 budget proposal, which has unfortunately put states like Connecticut in the cross hairs.

If enacted, the White House's budget would:

  • Cut the Weatherization Assistance Program which assists 80,000 Connecticut households a year with home energy bills.
  • Eliminate the Community Services Block Grant, an initiative that supports a wide range of agency programs that help low-income Connecticut residents like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which helps residents who make under $50,000 a year prepare their taxes.
  • Reduce the budget of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) even after detrimental cuts were enacted last April. These SNAP cuts will directly impact access to meals for vulnerable children, families, seniors and individuals with disabilities across our state.

Read The Hartford Courant's write up on the cuts here

Slice the annual production of submarines in the Pentagon budget, a large number of which are currently produced at Electric Boat. This cut would hurt our economy by jeopardizing production jobs in Southeastern Connecticut and suppliers across our state.

We are fortunate to have a congressional delegation that has unanimously condemned this budget out of the White House and is actively fighting to ensure it does not become a reality.

At the local level, I will continue to advocate for the rights of residents at the local level and across our state.

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