A federal budget plan under consideration in Congress calls for deep spending cuts in social programs and “would be a disaster for families and for our children,” Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., told a gathering of early childhood professionals on Friday.
“It calls for $4.7 trillion in nondefense spending cuts over the next 10 years and no increase in revenue,” Udall said.
The 2016 budget proposal was approved 52-46 last month by the Republican-led Senate. All Democrats voted against it, and all but two Republicans voted in favor.
Senate leaders say their proposal would balance the federal budget in 10 years without raising taxes and repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.