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Budget Chief Mulvaney: No Cuts to Meals on Wheels Program

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By    |   Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:39 PM

The Meals on Wheels program, which delivers meals to homebound seniors, will remain intact in President Donald Trump's newly released budget, Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday, the Washington Examiner reports.

"Let's talk about Meals on Wheels, because we don't reduce it," Mulvaney said at a House of Representatives hearing, according to the Washington Examiner. "There's no reduction in the program."

Mulvaney noted that Meals on Wheels gets most of its funding from a Department of Health and Human Services program that would not be undergoing cuts, according to the Examiner.

At a briefing on March 16, Mulvaney said funding for the program would be cut because "we can't spend money on programs just because they sound good."

On Wednesday, however, Mulvaney said states could continue to fund Meals on Wheels through other means besides community development block grants and noted the administration did not suggest that the program was not effective, the Examiner reports. 

Meals on Wheels President and CEO Ellie Hollander said Tuesday in a statement that cuts to the Older American Act Nutrition Program would affect Meals on Wheels.

"While waiting lists mount in every state, the number of seniors threatened by hunger will only increase if current funding levels are not adequately boosted," Hollander wrote.

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