Yet Again, Moms and Babies Left Behind in the Trump Budget
For the 3rd consecutive year, the Trump Administration has again refused to prioritize the health and well-being of mothers and babies in its annual budget proposal, calling for devastating cuts to global and domestic programs that would jeopardize critical supports for families here and around the world.
From drastic changes to SNAP—a program that helps 1 in 4 children in America get enough to eat every day—that limit consumer choice, to a 24% cut to America’s foreign assistance and diplomacy programs, this budget is dangerous and shortsighted.
The American people deserve a budget that reflects our values as a nation – one that ensures access to comprehensive, quality healthcare, nutrition assistance and parental supports while also providing lifesaving foreign aid to vulnerable families throughout the world.
1,000 Days calls on Congress to reject these proposed cuts and instead continue the longstanding, bipartisan support for nutrition and health programs that serve moms and young children. We stand ready to work with Congressional allies to preserve and strengthen these programs and achieve our vision of a brighter, healthier future.
1,000 Days leads the fight to give mothers and babies in the U.S. and around the world the nutrition they need to thrive. We know that the 1,000 days between pregnancy and age two set the stage for all the days that follow, representing an unparalleled opportunity to positively affect the trajectory of future generations.