The Trump administration proposed on May 9 to cut $15.3 billion in previously approved funding to domestic programs, including cuts to vital affordable housing and community development programs. Please tell your senators and representatives to oppose the rescission package. At a time when federal housing investments are needed more than ever, Congress should expand – not cut – critically needed resources.
Months after enacting more than $1.9 trillion in tax cuts for billionaires and corporations, the Trump administration has asked Congress to rescind $15.3 billion in funding previously approved by Congress. The president has promised to put forward additional rescissions in the coming months.
If enacted, the rescission package would cut $41 million from public housing, $23 million from the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, $40 million from USDA’s Rural Rental Assistance program, and $142 million from the Capital Magnet Fund.
Under the rescission process, lawmakers have 45 days to vote on the plan or a scaled-back version of it. The House is expected to vote on the proposal as soon as this week before it moves to the Senate, where only a simple majority – or 50 votes with Vice President Mike Pence serving as a tie-breaker – may be sufficient to enact the proposal.
Congress needs to hear from you!
Urge your members of Congress to oppose President Trump’s rescission proposal that would cut funding needed to address public housing capital repairs and other critical investments in affordable housing.
Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to speak with an operator who will connect you to your lawmakers. You can also email your lawmakers here.