ADVISORY: Yarmuth, DeLauro, Lee, Jayapal: The Human Consequences of the Trump and Congressional GOP Budgets

Washington, D.C. — In his inaugural speech, President Donald Trump promised to lift up the “forgotten men and women” who have been left behind—the same platform that propelled him to victory in 2016. But his proposed budget released in May reveals that his priorities lie with corporations and the 1 percent—at the expense of nearly everyone else. Trump proposed deep cuts to Social Security and Medicaid; slashed education, workforce training, and job-creating infrastructure investments; gutted protections for clean air and water; and even took food away from children and families—all to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.

Congress will soon consider its own budget, which could endorse many of the same policies contained in the Trump budget. On Tuesday, June 13, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host Reps. John Yarmuth (D-KY), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) for a discussion of the human consequences of these budget cuts, what’s at stake for everyday Americans, and how to champion an agenda that works for everybody instead of just the 1 percent.

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Opening remarks:
Rebecca Vallas, managing director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center For American Progress Action Fund

Featured panelists:
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), ranking member on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), vice ranking member of the Budget Committee
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), chair, Democratic Whip’s Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, and member of the Budget and Appropriations Committees
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), ranking member of the Budget Committee

Moderated by:
Carmel Martin, executive vice president, policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund


Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET


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Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at or 202.478.6331.