With one day before the end of the fiscal year, instead of following the bipartisan lead of the Senate to keep the government open, 90% of House Republicans just voted for a partisan bill to eviscerate programs millions of hardworking families count on—with a devastating 30% cut to law enforcement, Meals on Wheels, Head Start, and more. They are breaking their word, abandoning the bipartisan deal that two-thirds of them voted for just four months ago, and marching our country toward an Extreme Republican Shutdown that will damage our economy, our communities, and national security. Here’s what it would mean for the American people if extreme House Republicans’ 30% cuts were extended for the entire year.


  • 12,500 fewer FBI personnel, including agents who investigate crimes and keep guns out of the hands of felons and domestic abusers
  • Nearly 1,000 fewer agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). ATF agents are often some of the first federal law enforcement on the scene of a mass shooting to help local law enforcement identify at-large shooters
  • 500 fewer members of local law enforcement
  • 2,215 fewer prosecutors fighting to keep America safe
  • 250,000 children would lose access to child care
  • 290,000 children would lose access to Head Start slots
  • 1 million seniors would be robbed of nutrition services like Meals on Wheels
  • 3.2 million women, infants, and children would lose vital nutrition assistance through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • 13,000 fewer National Institutes of Health research project grants, stalling research progress cancer and Alzheimer’s
  • Up to 145,000 teachers and staff could be removed from classrooms and school
  • 100,000 students would lose access to Pell Grants
  • 10,000 fewer rail safety inspection days next year alone, and roughly 44,000 fewer miles of track inspected annually—enough track to cross the United States nearly 15 times
  • 850,000 households could lose access to Housing Choice Vouchers
  • 1 million American workers would be denied job training and employment services, with 135,000 fewer workers gaining the opportunity of a Registered Apprenticeship
  • 180,000 workers would lose an average of $1,000 in back wages that they are owed
  • 240 Social Security field offices could be forced to close or shorten the hours they are open to the public
  • 37,000 fewer Americans would receive substance use treatment services


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