ERIC Number: ED224569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-3
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of the Administration's Proposed Budget Cuts on Children. Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Ways and Means and the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, 97th Congress, 2nd Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Joint hearings of two subcommittees of the House of Representatives, reflecting a continuation of previous field hearings, were held to receive additional testimony concerning the impact of the administration's proposed budget cuts on a broad range of health, nutrition, welfare, and educational programs serving children and their families. Five days of field hearings held previously in various cities in the United States led to the conclusion that, despite the President's assurances that the administration's plan preserves a safety net, major cuts have been made in those programs specifically designed to assist those least able to help themselves--children, working mothers, the handicapped, the disabled, and the elderly. These cuts have had greatest impact on those who are on the verge of self-sufficiency, pushing them back into total dependency. Private initiative and voluntarism cannot fill the void created by the cuts. Neither state nor local governments have the ability to meet the increased needs of their citizens occasioned by the budget cuts. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children