5 Things to Know about Fixing the Overtime Rule

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July 1, 2015

“We’ve got to keep making sure hard work is rewarded. Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That’s partly because we’ve failed to update overtime regulations for years — and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as Read More »

Categories: Labor and Employment

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Human Needs Report: Appropriations Bills Advance in House and Senate; ACA facing opposition in Congress Despite Supreme Court Win

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June 30, 2015

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on the ongoing appropriations process  and the Affordable Care Act. See below for the full analysis and links to each section of the report. Click here for the full PDF Human Needs Report: http://www.chn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/June-30-2015.pdf Appropriations Read More »

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Head Smacker: Fewer than 1 in 4 Households Eligible for Housing Assistance Get It, but Congress Cuts Assistance Even More

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June 26, 2015

Fewer than 1 in 4 low-income households who qualify for housing assistance receives it due to lack of funds, but that didn’t stop the House of Representatives from cutting housing assistance even more. Earlier this month, the House passed its spending bill covering the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the next fiscal year Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Housing and Homelessness

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Join Us in Honoring Our 2015 Human Needs Hero: the National Women’s Law Center

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June 25, 2015

For the 12th consecutive year, CHN is pleased to host our Human Needs Hero reception, and we want you to join us. This year, we are proud to honor the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) as our Human Needs Hero for their work of more than 40 years to expand opportunities for women and their Read More »

Categories: Poverty and Income

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CHN Celebrates the Supreme Court’s Decision on the ACA

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June 25, 2015

Check out CHN’s statement on today’s historic Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act below. You can also download a PDF version of our statement. What did you think of the Court’s ruling? Let us know by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below. Coalition on Human Needs Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Read More »

Categories: Health, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

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Fact of the Week: 13 Million Dads Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

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June 19, 2015

For Mother’s Day, our Fact of the Week highlighted the 21 million moms who benefit from low-income tax credits. We didn’t want to leave out dads, so this week’s fact is about them. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 13 million fathers in working families benefit from two key tax credits for Read More »

Categories: Labor and Employment, Poverty and Income, Tax Policy

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A Full Court ‘Press’ to Stop Federal Cuts

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June 18, 2015

We’re doing a full court ‘press’ to stop federal cuts to human needs programs, and we need your help. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approved funding levels for programs in its jurisdiction. Unlike the President’s budget, which funded priorities more adequately by rejecting the too-restrictive sequestration Read More »

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Community Voices: Telling Your Story of Nutrition Assistance

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June 17, 2015

With Congress due to reauthorize child nutrition programs like WIC, school lunch and breakfast, summer meals and after school and child care feeding programs, we all have the opportunity to voice our concerns about threatening cuts to nutrition programs. One of the most powerful ways to protect these vital nutrition programs is by sharing compelling Read More »

Categories: Child Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, SNAP

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Human Needs Report: Appropriations, Immigration Reform and Family Detention Practices

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June 15, 2015

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on the ongoing appropriations process, immigration reform and family detention practices. See below for the full analysis and links to each section of the report. Click here for the full Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Immigration

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Fact of the Week: Nearly Half of Americans Would Struggle with Unexpected Expense of $400

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June 12, 2015

Forty-seven percent of Americans either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400 or would have to borrow money or sell something to cover it, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve System. The picture is bleaker for households with incomes under $40,000: over two-thirds of these households said they would struggle with Read More »

Categories: Economy, Health Care Reform, Income Support, Medicaid, Medicare, Minimum Wage, Poverty and Income, SNAP

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