Venice-Mar Vista Patch: City Council Urges Feds to Fund Senior Meals, Nutrition Services

When sequestration cut $1.6 million in federal funding for seniors, city officials found temporary funds to cover the cut. Posted by Liz Spear (Editor) Some senior citizens rely on federal funding for meals.   By City News Service The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution Friday urging an end to federal cuts that could leave seniors … Continue reading

Coalition on Human Needs: This Year’s Sequestration Cuts are Inflicting Harm. Tell Congress to Reverse Course.

This Year’s Sequestration Cuts are Inflicting Harm.  Tell Congress to Reverse Course. Please sign this letter.  Deadline for national groups:  June 25.  Local and state groups: ongoing. Please join the Coalition on Human Needs and USAction in signing on to the letter to Congress below and here. To sign on as an organization, please email Ross Wallen at US Action ( or fill out this form … Continue reading

National Skills Coalition: Appropriations Dems release sequester report

May 20, 2013 Democratic Members of the House Appropriations Committee, led by Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) recently released a report detailing the impact sequestration is having on public safety, health, education, national security, judiciary and legal representation, housing, commerce, seniors, and foreign assistance.   While the committee Democrats did not specify what sequestration will mean for workforce development … Continue reading

Coalition on Human Needs: Tell Congress to take action now: Fix ALL the harmful automatic cuts – not just inconvenient air travel delays

Actions you can take – and forward to others* *This list of resources can be found here and will be updated regularly with new information and actions Cuts now taking effect across the country have forced the cancellation of Head Start summer programs, ended regular Head Start programs weeks early, or dropped children from Head Start classrooms.  They have … Continue reading

Coalition on Human Needs: The Impact of Sequestration 4/10-4/17

These are some of the cuts we’ve learned about this past week:  Unemployed workers will recieve 12.8% less compensation in Massachusetts, program for the blind and visually impaired lays off almost half of staff in Ohio, senior center to close in Virginia, Head Start to end program 3.5 weeks early for over 250 children in … Continue reading

SacBee: Agencies serving Sacramento-area seniors expect sequester cuts

By Anita Published: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 – 6:15 pm Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 – 1:40 pm Agencies that serve seniors in the Sacramento County region are bracing for the hit: Federally funded programs for older adults – including the popular senior nutrition program – face automatic, across-the-board budget cuts as a result of the … Continue reading

The Hill: Senate Dems unveil changes to House bill funding government

By Erik Wasson – 03/07/13 03:30 PM ET Senate Democrats plan to significantly alter legislation from the House to avoid a government shutdown by tacking on three appropriations bills.  Among other changes, their version of the continuing resolution (CR) would give the Obama administration greater flexibility to carry out this year’s $85 billion spending cut from … Continue reading

The Hill: House passes bill to avert government shutdown in March

By Pete Kasperowicz – 03/06/13 02:03 PM ET The House on Wednesday approved legislation that would avert a government shutdown in a 267-151 vote, despite opposition from Democrats who complained that the measure locks in the $85 billion sequester. Fifty-three Democrats supported the bill, likely because it will help avoid a shutdown. Fourteen Republicans voted against … Continue reading

California Healthline: Official: Sequestration To Affect Medicare EHR Incentive Payments

Hospitals that participate in the Medicare portion of the federal electronic health record incentive payment program could lose thousands of dollars in payments as a result of the 2% cut to Medicare reimbursements under sequestration, according to a federal official, Modern Healthcare reports (Conn/Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 3/5). On Friday, President Obama signed an order to initiate $85 billion in spending cuts … Continue reading

The Washington Post: House Republicans introduce bill to keep government running

By Rosalind S. Helderman, House Republicans on Monday introduced a bill that would avoid a government shutdown at the end of March but that also could mitigate some of the most striking effects of the across-the-board federal spending cuts enacted last week. But even though the proposed shifts would make the sequester slightly less indiscriminate — particularly for the military … Continue reading

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