Tag: tax policy

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 »

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 »

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 »

Head Smacker: Trump plan slashes taxes on companies already dodging taxes

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April 28, 2017

On April 26, the Trump Administration released a barebones outline of a tax agenda that would slash taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals. The plan would cut the tax rate by almost 60 percent – down from 35 percent to 15 percent – for corporations and some other businesses. Now, we’re not just talking about 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 »

Human Needs Report: Advocates defeat ACA repeal bill, FY17 & FY18 spending work, Supreme Court confirmation and more

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April 3, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on what’s next for ACA repeal efforts, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, a Supreme Court confirmation vote and more. Click here for the full PDF of the Human Needs Report. Advocates’ Efforts Defeat ACA Repeal Bill Advocates celebrated Read More »

Marching for tax fairness

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March 31, 2017

On Saturday, April 15, people across the country – and even some around the world – will be marching in recognition of Tax Day. Tax Day – the day when federal income taxes are due – actually falls on Tuesday, April 18 this year, but Saturday is a better day to march, because more people Read More »

Head Smacker: Trump wrongly claims corporate taxes are too high

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March 28, 2017

President Trump’s address to Congress last month gave us in the human needs community much to smack our heads about. As CHN’s Debbie Weinstein noted in this piece about Trump’s false promises, he promised better health care while working to repeal the ACA; thanks in part to your advocacy, that effort to kill the ACA Read More »

Human Needs Report: ACA Repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more

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March 13, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker protections under threat and the Supreme Court nominee. Click here for the full Read More »