2019 community Letter
Without Congressional action, our nation faces deep cuts in the coming fiscal year in funding for critical non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs — affecting investments that touch every sector of our economy, from health care to infrastructure, scientific research, and education — as well as for defense. If Congress does not act, the misguided austerity policies of the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) will govern funding for 2020 and 2021.
NDD United is an alliance of hundreds of national, state, and local organizations working to protect investments in core government functions that benefit all Americans. The programs--known in the nation's capital as nondefense discretionary or “NDD” programs—include veterans affairs, medical and scientific research; education and job training; infrastructure; public safety and law enforcement; public health; weather monitoring and environmental protection; natural and cultural resources; housing and social services; and international relations. Each day these programs support economic growth and strengthen the safety and security of every American in every state and community across the nation.
In 2013, The Hill Named NDD United one of their Top 10 Lobbying Victories.