With all of the breaking news headlines of late, you may have missed a fairly significant piece of news: Congress must agree on the federal budget by midnight on April 28 in order to avoid a government shutdown. Experts are split on whether they think Congress and the President can avoid a shutdown, but this Washington Post article provides a great summary of three possible scenarios.
Here’s what we’re doing today:
Do you remember “I’m Just a Bill” from Schoolhouse Rock? First released in 1976, its description of the legislative process still rings true today and is worth watching again! Interested in learning more about the federal budget process? Click here to visit the National Priorities Project’s Federal Budget 101 toolkit to better understand the budget process, where the money comes from, where the money goes, and borrowing and the federal debt. Using #our100days, share with us one thing that you learned about the federal budget, and/or highlight a federal program that supports women and girls.
Congress will debate the budget this week, I learned the basics @natpriorities because EITC lifting women out of poverty matters. #our100days
Congress will debate the budget this week, I learned the basics @natpriorities because WIC feeding moms and babies matters. #our100days