Write your Congressional representative and Senators today to thank them for creating a budget that puts kids first in both school and in their neighborhoods! Last month the President signed into law the 2018 federal omnibus appropriations bill. The bill authorizes smaller spending bills into one larger bill that requires one set of votes in each house. The $1.3 trillion law covers government spending on everything from science, arts, and military to child nutrition programs, health and more.
Healthi Kids applauds Congress for working together across the aisle to put kids first, and while time will tell what the local impact will be, there's some clear wins for kids nutrition programs, out of school time, education, and behavioral health. To read more about the impact visit our blog.