House Republican Spending Cuts in H.R. 1 Devastating To Women, Families and the Economy
The bill to fund – and de-fund – the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, H.R. 1, passed the House on February 19, 2011, on a party-line vote (all but three Republicans voting voted for the bill; all Democrats voting voted against it). The bill slashes funding for services vital to women and girls at every stage in their lives, from early childhood to K-12, through their working and childbearing years, and into old age. In addition, the bill prohibits the federal government from enforcing important legal protections for women.
To find out more about how H.R. 1 affects women and families, read the National Women's Law Center's Fact Sheet.