Indivar Dutta-Gupta Testifies before Joint Economic Committee on the Human Costs of Budget Cuts

On May 17, 2023 Indivar Dutta-Gupta testified before the Joint Economic Committee to discuss the risks posed by the recent House-passed bill that would institute unprecedented and dangerous budget cuts while suspending our arbitrary federal debt limit for no longer than 10 months. The House Republican bill threatens to default on our nation’s bills and send our economy into a tailspin if Congress doesn’t cut core investments that families and communities rely on for their wellbeing and to access opportunity in this country—investments like Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, income supports, education and job training, child care assistance, climate interventions, and more.

Read the full testimony here.