President Releases Federal Budget Proposal

February 29

On February 9th, President Obama released his administration’s final budget proposal, calling once again for strengthened maternal and child health programs. Importantly, President Obama’s budget proposal includes:

 

 

While the President’s budget provides a helpful outline of his administration’s priorities and anti-poverty initiatives, it is up to both the United States House of Representatives and Senate to develop and pass legislation that establish actual funding levels for federal programs.  EverThrive Illinois will be working closely with the Illinois Congressional delegation in the coming weeks and months to prioritize federal investments, such as the programs mentioned above, that nurture and support Illinois families.   

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