Tag: Appropriations

The Trump budget: A harsh attack on our own people

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May 23, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of CHN, issued the following statement Tuesday in response to President Trump’s budget proposal. A PDF version of this statement can be found here.  “Members of Congress should rise up to reject the bleak and dangerous vision in President Trump’s budget. Its massive denial of help to people struggling to Read More »

The big squeeze on human needs programs continues

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May 22, 2017

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by The Hill on May 19. Stay tuned to CHN’s blog and emails for more information on President Trump’s FY18 budget, anticipated Tuesday, May 23, which is expected to slash trillions of dollars from programs that help low-income Americans. To learn more about the budget, as well as recommended messages Read More »

To raise basic living standards, we must first #RaiseTheCaps

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May 18, 2017

“On Tuesday, the President is expected to unveil a budget that busts through spending caps for defense while slashing domestic investment, which are also critical to our defense. We can’t have a secure nation if our citizens aren’t educated, aren’t healthy, and don’t have access to opportunities.” – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer On Thursday, Read More »

Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 16, 2017

Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the 167 programs tracked by CHN that assist low-income people, Read More »

Stand together against budget cuts

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May 12, 2017

Congress is about to begin serious work on the 2018 federal budget and we need your organization’s help. President Trump already has released a budget outline that would cut domestic and international programs by $54 billion – money he would transfer to the Pentagon. We don’t know all the details of the President’s budget – Read More »

Human Needs Report: Advocates denounce ACA repeal bill, FY17 spending bill avoids a shutdown, FY18 budget work and more

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May 8, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on the House ACA repeal vote, the FY17 spending bill that avoided a shutdown, FY18 budgets, President Trump’s tax cut agenda and more. Click here for the full PDF of the Human Needs Report. Advocates Denounce House Passage of ACA Repeal Bill Read More »

Tell Congress: Do No Harm

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April 25, 2017

You’ve likely heard about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. this week. Members of Congress, faced with a deadline that could come Friday or slide into next week, are negotiating a FY17 spending bill that could further threaten human needs programs. We’ve heard this song before. We need you to take action. Tell your Representative and Read More »

Congress is home for recess – Time to talk!

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April 10, 2017

It’s time to talk to your members of Congress! Representatives and Senators have left Washington for a two-week recess, April 7 – 23. During the last recess, the outpouring of outrage about repealing the health care law forced House Speaker Ryan to pull the bill – they didn’t have the votes. We can’t stop now Read More »

Fact of the Week: Only 35 affordable and available rental units exist for every 100 Extremely Low Income renter households

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April 6, 2017

Despite the fact that the number of individuals living below the poverty line decreased during 2015, millions are still struggling to get by. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s recent report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, “household income for the poorest 10% of households remains 6% lower today than in 2006, Read More »

She told Paul Ryan what it’s like to be poor

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April 4, 2017

Last spring, we reported on a new documentary making the rounds at Sundance and other venues throughout the country. A Hug from Paul Ryan followed the story of Tianna Gaines-Turner, who, despite working two jobs just like her husband, struggles with poverty in their hometown of Philadelphia. The highlight of the short documentary: In 2013, Read More »