Dems push Trump’s first executive order to boost spending, make childcare available

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are pushing President Donald Trump to push through a second executive order that would boost spending on childcare by $2,000 a year for all families and expand childcare access across the country.

Democrats in the House Finance Committee are urging Trump to act on a second order that will create $2 million for childcare access for parents.

The order will be submitted to the White House as a supplemental appropriations bill that funds the federal government for four months.

This is part of the GOP push to pass the so-called Ponzi Scheme Protection Act, which aims to make sure the government does not have a financial incentive to provide tax breaks to the wealthiest.

Senate Democrats are also pushing the president to take executive action on a $2 billion fund to assist low-income families with childcare expenses, as well as a $4 billion program to assist the homeless.

House Democrats are urging the administration to create a new emergency supplemental appropriations measure that will cover the federal deficit and be used to address the crisis in health care.

While Republicans have sought to avoid a shutdown in order to pass a second $2 trillion supplemental appropriations budget, the Trump administration has said it will not wait for Democrats to act before it takes action on the supplemental budget.

“This is not a matter for the Democrats, it’s a matter of the American people,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said on Tuesday.

Trump’s first budget proposal for 2018 called for $4 trillion in supplemental appropriations for health care, $4.7 trillion for the National Institutes of Health, $2.3 trillion for Amtrak, $1.7 billion for the U.S. Postal Service, $945 million for NASA, $3.9 billion for Amtrak for the first year of the Ponzia Scheme Protection Initiative, $900 million for the White Houses Office of Emergency Management and $2 for every $1 in the supplemental appropriations that Trump proposes for childcare.

“There are a number of reasons that we are not going to be able to pass this supplemental appropriation,” Schiff said.

Rep. Nita Lowey, D.N.Y., said the administration should make childcare the priority.

“They have made it a priority, but I think the most important priority is to make childcare more affordable,” Lowey said.

The supplemental appropriations would be used for childcare expenses and other costs.

The White House has said that it wants to provide more flexibility to the states, but many Democrats have criticized the administration for not providing more funding for childcare subsidies.

“We know the administration is going to take the lead in childcare, and they are working with states and localities to expand their options,” Schiff told The Hill.

“And they are making the case that they are going to do this by giving them a little bit more money, but also by making childcare more available to all parents.”

Rep. John Lewis, D.-Ga., called on Trump to take action on childcare.

“This is a critical issue.

I don’t think we can sit here and continue to say this is the best thing for families.

It’s a question of fairness, of equity, of dignity,” Lewis said. 

“We must stop the insanity of the president saying that he will cut childcare spending by $1,500 for every dollar in supplemental funding that we’re going to provide to his own administration.

That is insane,” Lewis added. 

Rep. Ted Lieu, D., also on the committee, said the supplemental appropriation would be a way for the administration “to say ‘we are not a hostage to a bunch of millionaires who have to get out of their houses in order for their families to have a decent, decent life.'”

“This supplemental appropriation is a way to help families.

That’s what we’re asking for,” Lieu said.

How to choose an ethical diaper maker

A new generation of diapers is being made with organic ingredients.

But many brands of diapers and baby wipes are misleading consumers about the health effects of their products, according to a report by Consumer Reports.

“The average consumer is not really aware of the potential risks that they’re placing on themselves,” said Consumer Reports senior consumer advocate Liz Stenzel.

Stenzel said consumers should be aware that the vast majority of diaper brands do not carry a “No Tricks” policy on their products.

That means they don’t test on animals, nor do they carry out safety studies on their ingredients.

“It’s kind of hard to know what you’re getting when you’re buying diapers,” she said.

“But I think that’s kind for consumers to decide whether or not they want to go into diapers with that in mind.”

The report, which was released Monday, found that diaper manufacturers including Unilever and the American Dads Association, both owned by Unilevers parent company, Nestle, are not following the best practices of a new generation.

Unilever is not a trusted brand for newborns, Stenizer said.

“There’s no way that we would recommend this baby diaper for a newborn, let alone a baby,” she told CNNMoney.

The company also does not carry out animal testing, but does test on humans.

“We have tested on the American Association of Pediatrics guidelines for infant care, but they don, too, which is a great reason why we don’t recommend this product for babies under 2 months old,” she added.

Some brands are also misleading about the potential health effects they are posing to infants.

Some babies may be exposed to pesticides in baby wipes, and others may be allergic to certain ingredients, according the Consumer Reports report.

While many brands are showing the public that they are “green” in their approach to the environment, they still are misleading about what they are putting into the mouths of babies.

For example, Unileves Pure Choice, a “family” brand, claims that the “pesticides used in baby care products are safe and effective” and “generally effective at reducing adverse effects of pesticide exposure.”

But the FDA warns against using products labeled “organic” or “organic-friendly,” as those products may contain pesticides.

“Most organic diaper manufacturers are using non-organic pesticides that are highly toxic and may cause adverse health effects on infants and young children,” the FDA’s website says.

“To help consumers avoid using chemicals that may cause harm to children, the FDA encourages consumers to choose products from organic and non-natural diaper manufacturers that contain a low level of pesticide,” the agency says.

Consumer Reports says its research also found that infant diapers have been shown to contain pesticides in “significant quantities.”

“If a baby’s diaper is not clean enough for the baby to breathe, then the diaper’s chemicals may be present in the baby’s bloodstream and may be a potential source of toxicant exposure,” the report says.

The group says that babies should not be exposed “to levels of pesticide residues or toxicants that exceed the acceptable safety threshold set by the FDA.”

In a statement, Nestlé said the company follows all federal and state laws regarding food and food packaging.

“All of Nestle’s brands are 100% organic, including Pure Choice and Pure.

The Pure Choice Pure Life line of baby diapers is certified organic by the National Organic Program and is approved for human use by the US Department of Agriculture,” the statement read.”

Nestlé does not test on any animals, and we have no plans to do so in the future.”

The company added that the Pure Choice Baby Moms line of diapers, which are manufactured in China, is certified by the World Organic Food Certification Organization (WOFCO).

“As consumers, we believe that a clean, fresh and wholesome product is a better choice for babies and families than one that contains pesticides or synthetic ingredients that may harm or even kill children,” Nestle said in a statement.

The company said it is currently working to ensure its brands continue to adhere to the highest standards.