Today the House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced the FY2012 budget resolution. This resolution includes $6.2 trillion in budget reductions over the next ten years, with significant cuts in non-security, domestic discretionary spending. Representative Ryan proposes a number of sweeping measures including repealing and defunding the 2010 health care reform law, block granting Medicaid and SNAP (food stamps), making Medicare a voucher based program, shrinking Pell Grants, eliminating several job training programs, and deeply cutting human needs programs. The legislation will likely be considered in the House of Representatives later this week.
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Jewish Federations of North America are circulating a sign-on letter to the Jewish community, to be sent to Congress next week. We urge Jewish organizations, including national agencies, local Jewish federations, CRCs, affiliated social service agencies, Jewish foundations, and synagogues to sign-on to this letter. To join our effort, please respond to Emily Kaplan (email@example.com) by close of business on April 7, 2011.
To read the letter, click here