Could Have Been Worse, but Nearly $40 Billion in Compromise Cuts Still Hurts

H.R. 1473, the deal to avoid a government shutdown, authorized $38.5 billion in spending cuts for the remainder of FY 2011, including damaging cuts to HUD programs, job training through the Workforce Investment Act program and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, however, many of the biggest cuts to human needs programs proposed by the House were rejected.  Get more details from the Coalition on Human Needs.  Also check out the Washington Post overview of the cuts. 04/27/2011