QUEENS DAILY EAGLE: With federal budget decisions looming, Queens groups rally for funding

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined a coalition of nonprofits at a Long Island City rally Wednesday to call on Congress to increase federal funding for programs like food stamps and Medicaid.

The Federal Tax and Budget Response Team Coalition, made up of local nonprofits, met at the Queensbridge Community Center to shed light on several key issues.  The coalition includes Fulfilling the Promise of Opportunity, Human Services Council of New York, and United Neighborhood Houses.

The coalition demanded that the U.S. Senate adhere to the budget priorities established by the House and members of Congress to support the fight against the Trump Administration’s proposed rule changes for food stamp eligibility. The organization also advocated for the New York congressional delegation to cosponsor the Working Families Tax Relief and the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Acts.

“From proposals to cut SNAP, Medicaid, and affordable housing to the recent public charge rule, the Trump Administration has launched unprecedented attacks on our nation’s most vulnerable communities and has threatened to take away food assistance from 3.1 million Americans who are struggling to put food on the table,” Maloney said. 

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