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Watch Trump's budget director explain proposed cuts for after-school programs that feed children

Emmanuel Ocbazghi

Director of the Office of Budget Management Mick Mulvaney explains why President Trump's proposed budget would cut funding for various programs. Mulvaney said that there's no "demonstrable evidence" that after-school programs that feed and educate children so that they perform better in school are actually working. The proposed budget includes a $1.4 billion increase for public and private school programs, but cuts funding for before- and after-school programs.  The budget would also cut federal funding for Meals on Wheels, a program that provides daily meals to millions of low-income seniors across the country. 

Meals on Wheels responded to Trump's proposed budget with the following statement:
“The problem with a skinny budget is it is lean on details. So, while we don’t know the exact impact yet, cuts of any kind to these highly successful and leveraged programs would be a devastating blow to our ability to provide much-needed care for millions of vulnerable seniors in America, which in turn saves billions of dollars in reduced healthcare expenses” - Ellie Hollander, Meals on Wheels America president and CEO





 



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