Monday, February 1, 2010

Pres. Obama's 2011 Budget, Online Analyses Available

The President’s budget is being released today and will detail the spending freeze presented during the State of the Union. The freeze will be accomplished through program cuts and eliminations from non-exempt areas of the budget; exempt areas include national security (Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans) along with entitlements (Medicaid, Social Security, Food Stamps). The details of the 2011 budget will be discussed during several upcoming presentations:

  • Foster care and child welfare: Department of Health and Human Services will hold a briefing on its part of the budget on Monday, February 1 at 1pm EST. It can be watched live online. The HHS budget summary can be accessed after 12:30 on February 1.
  • Early childhood programs: CLASP and the National Women's Law will examine the impact on early childhood programs during a free audio conference on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. Register today!
  • Children and families: The Coalition on Human Needs will hold a briefing on the President’s Budget on Friday, February 5, from 3:00 to 4:30 EST at AFSCME, 1625 L Street, NW. You can register for the webcast of the briefing. This is a great opportunity to get an overall picture of the budget and its implications for the future of children, families and other adults. (Hat tip: Children’s Defense Fund)

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