- Creates “reserve funds” for future mandatory spending (on the condition that there are other sources to pay for it such as closing tax loopholes, other cuts). With the reserve fund dollars (which have not been provided as an amount ), there would be additional spending for prekindergarten programs, child care related to assistance for working families, and home visiting programs (all of which seems aligned to the President’s proposal made around the State of the Union). These would be known as “mandatory funding” and so would be locked in for several years instead of each year having to protect those funds.
- Protects discretionary early childhood programs from future cuts.
- Eliminates the sequestration for discretionary programs.
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