The Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint: The Regional Impact

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The Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint: The Regional Impact

Today President Trump unveiled his first federal budget blueprint, which calls upon Congress to make dramatic changes to the shape, if not the size, of the federal government. The plan calls for deep cuts at some departments and agencies while significantly increasing funding at others. At the core of the proposal is a $54 billion…

CIAW Letter to OMB on WIOA Funding

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce (CIAW) asked the administration to carefully consider any proposed cuts to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs. Noting that “any cuts to WIOA programs would come on top of historic disinvestments in critical…

Is the Community Development Block Grant on the Chopping Block?

By Neil E. Bomberg, senior policy advisor at NARC On Thursday, March 9, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is planning to eliminate all funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). In response to the Post’s requests for clarification, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said…

Budget and Appropriations: Where Do We Go From Here?

By Neil E. Bomberg, senior policy advisor at NARC As the Senate and House move to finalize fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding for the federal government, it is becoming increasingly clear that three obstacles – two pieces of legislation and an on-going congressional investigation – stand in the way of a rapid and conclusive FY2017…

Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce Issues Letter in Support of Maintaining WIOA Funding

The Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce (CIAW), of which NARC is a founding member, forwarded today a letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committee chairs and ranking members urging them to fund, at current levels, key education and workforce programs that will contribute to successful workforce development and job growth efforts. Among the programs emphasized…

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