Tag: Appropriations

Human Needs Report: Spending work, the ACA, Trump’s cabinet and more

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February 21, 2017

Congress is currently in its first recess of the year. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what members tackled before the break, and what’s waiting for them when they return on Feb. 27. Read on for articles on FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, House Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Presidents’ Day recess edition

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February 15, 2017

The first recess period for the new Congress begins this Saturday, Feb. 18, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26. Several of CHN’s members and friends have put together resources for advocates to use during this recess when members of Congress will be home in their states and districts. Use these tools to reach out to Read More »

Head Smacker: Pentagon buried study showing $125 billion in waste, but Congress and the Trump Administration want to give it more money

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February 10, 2017

According to the Washington Post, the Pentagon buried an internal study that found $125 billion in administrative waste because it was afraid Congress would use the findings to cut the defense budget. Despite this, the Trump Administration and some members of Congress are preparing to give even more money to the Pentagon for the current Read More »

Human Needs Report: Immigration, cabinet picks, the ACA and more

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February 6, 2017

Congress has been in session for just over a month now, and the Trump Administration is just a couple of weeks old. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what they’ve been up to – and how advocates have responded – in what’s been a busy beginning Read More »

Opposing Rep. Price for HHS Secretary

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January 26, 2017

On Jan. 24, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) sat before the Senate Finance Committee and made his case for why he should be confirmed as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. A recording of the hearing can be viewed here. Many Democratic senators were unhappy with Rep. Price’s answers, or lack of answers, Read More »

March On!

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January 25, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Leo Nguyen, CHN’s new intern. As the 45th President of the United States was inaugurated last Friday, Washington D.C. witnessed a transition of power from President Obama to President Trump. Across our nation, many people celebrated and many felt defeated. The inauguration was followed by the Women’s March Read More »

More than 1,300 groups tell Congress and Trump: Don’t take America backwards

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January 25, 2017

Earlier today, CHN and more than 1,300 national, state and local groups sent a powerful message to Congress and the Trump Administration: don’t harm low-income people or the programs they depend on. The news release about this action is below. To see a copy of the letter and a list of the signers, click here. To Read More »

The Trump Agenda Poses A Major Threat to America’s Children

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January 19, 2017

Editor’s note: As we approach the inauguration of President Trump, this Washington Monthly piece by Olivia Golden is a must-read item. Olivia is Executive Director of the Center for Law and Social Policy, and, we are proud to say, serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Coalition on Human Needs. She reminds us Read More »

Will Dr. Price ‘do no harm?’

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December 27, 2016

Editor’s note: The following blog post is authored by Kenan Heise, a Chicago journalist who has for decades illuminated the lives of poor people in his morally powerful writings. He has written for the Chicago Tribune and other major daily papers; he founded the “The Neediest Children’s Christmas Fund” in 1969 with the help of other reporters. Now run Read More »

Emperor penguins and coalitions.

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December 23, 2016

I was half-watching a nature show about emperor penguins last night while making dinner. Hearing about mom and dad penguins taking turns to make an arduous 2-month journey to find food for their baby, I was grateful that the garlic I was chopping came from a market 10 minutes away. But this really caught my Read More »