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The Need to Protect Vital Safety Net Programs

A Briefing Paper to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

MLRI Urges Super Committee to Protect Critical Safety Net Programs in Deficit Reduction Process

MLRI submitted a letter and a Briefing Paper to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction ("Super Committee"), urging the Senator and his fellow Committee members to protect safety net programs from reductions during the deficit reduction deliberations.  MLRI's Briefing Paper, "The Need to Protect Vital Safety Net Programs," lays out key points and data that detail why it is critically important to protect programs that provide stabilization and support to low-income families, children, seniors and individuals with disabilities. 

Download a pdf file of MLRI's Briefing Paper

Download a pdf file of MLRI's Letter to Senator Kerry