memorandum provides information on federal spending for programs explicitly
intended for people with low or limited income. The memorandum primarily
includes a detailed table (Table 2) that shows federal spending for
these programs in each of FY2008 through FY2011, with spending under the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, P.L. 111-5) identified separately.
The table is an update of Table B-1 in CRS Report R41625, Federal
Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: Programs, Policy, and
Spending. Readers are referred to that report for important context and descriptions
of the included programs and their categories (e.g., health, cash aid, food
assistance, etc.). That report also includes a methodology appendix, a
version of which appears at the end of this memo.
Date of Report: October 16, 2012
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