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On ACA’s 13th anniversary, White House launches two-pronged approach to defend it 
March 23, 2023

President Biden joined past and present leaders in Congress and health care advocates throughout the country this week in marking the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The White House’s celebration of the ACA’s birthday on Thursday was a two-pronged effort that focused both on the law’s success – more Americans have access to health care than ever before – and on threats to its well-being

Will Congress Take This Opportunity to Fight for Workers? The Reintroduction of the PRO Act 
March 23, 2023

“The union is not some third-party entity that makes decisions for people, the union is the workers.” This is what the vice president of a local union in Orlando, Florida told me the first time I met him as he recruited me to help the food service workers at my private college in a wealthy suburb of Orlando. Prior to meeting him, I knew nothing about unions and was in the dark about the way the college’s food supplier treated its workers.

Advocates react to President Biden’s proposed asylum ban: ‘Our families deserve dignity and respect’ 
March 23, 2023

At a recent rally near the base of the Washington Monument, immigrant advocates gathered to demand that the Biden Administration back off its plans to institute an asylum ban for many applicants as well as a possible return to the practice of family detention, frequently used during the Trump era. 

CHN’s latest Human Needs Report: An in-depth look at President Biden’s FY24 budget proposal
March 20, 2023

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for a comprehensive look at President Biden’s FY24 budget proposal. To download the PDF version, click here. In This Edition The Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year 2024 budget request on Thursday, March 9. While the President’s budget does…

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