House and Senate Expected to Vote on “Cut, Cap, and Balance”

The House is expected to approve the “cut, cap and balance” measure tomorrow and the Senate is all but certain to vote against it later this week. The Arc strongly opposes this bill, which caps federal spending at 18% of GDP and would require Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment, as it would lead to massive, unprecedented cuts in entitlement programs (Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security) and discretionary programs (housing, education, employment and other programs) that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities rely on to live in the community.

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