August 20, 2015

Fall River Herald News: Sen. Warren tells CFC staff to brace for a fight over budget cuts

Fall River, MA - Sen. Elizabeth Warren told the staff at Citizens for Citizens Inc. she was meeting with them today so she can bring back their stories to her Republican colleagues in Washington, D.C., who want to slash funding in fiscal 2016 for the social programs that Massachusetts families depend on.

Warren visited CFC to participate in a roundtable discussion that included the agency's department heads, clients, Mayor Sam Sutter and state Rep. Carole Fiola.

"You're doing the hard, on-the-ground work. It is important you have a good federal partner, and that means the kind of resources that come from the federal government that enables you to do your work," said Warren. "I wanted to talk about the program that you are involved in, partly because I am very worried about the Republican budget that has been proposed in the United States Congress."

Reading from a list of proposed cuts, Warren said the Republicans would slash $600 billion from income security programs, including nutrition assistance that would put the SNAP program in jeopardy. It would also cut funding for heating assistance program that helps 183,000 families in the state stay warm, she said, and eliminate Head Start services for 400,000 children in need, as well as family-planning programs.


-Read the article on the Herald News website here.