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The latest CHN Human Needs Report: Budget update, a new attack on immigrants, ACA litigation, minimum wage, and more
July 22, 2019

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s spending deal, a new attack on migrants, a victory for minimum wage workers, and more.

Economic Mobility: Is the American Dream in Crisis?
July 19, 2019

“The American Dream.” Americans hold this phrase close to heart. People come from other areas of the world hoping to experience it firsthand. Yet at the same time, an increasing number of people seem to share in the belief that it is an unattainable myth.

CHN applauds passage of minimum wage increase: ‘Today is not the end of this fight. But perhaps it is the beginning of the end.’
July 18, 2019

CHN this week applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for its vote to increase the minimum wage. We know that $15 an hour is the absolute minimum workers need nationwide in order to survive. Lifting low-income workers is the right and moral thing to do, pure and simple, and the Senate should take up the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, H.R. 582, for its consideration.

Trump administration plan to change how inflation is measured concerns advocates for poor
July 18, 2019

The Trump administration is weighing a plan that uses a different definition of inflation to determine who lives in poverty and who does not. If implemented, the measure would affect people’s eligibility for food stamps, Head Start, school lunch programs, parts of Medicaid and Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and other federal programs.

CHN: Deal on Spending Levels Close
July 22, 2019
A deal between House and Senate leaders and the White House to raise tight spending caps put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act is reportedly in the final negotiation stage. While final details are still trickling out, it has been reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and…
CHN: Trump Administration Moves to End Asylum; ACLU Cries Foul
July 22, 2019
The Trump Administration last week announced a sweeping rule that cuts off asylum for almost all migrants who pass through another country en route to the U.S.-Mexico border, and it took the ACLU all of 48 hours to file a lawsuit. The rule, which took effect almost immediately, applies to…
CHN: Citizenship Question Out of 2020 Census, Trump Concedes; But Controversy over Citizenship Question Continues
July 22, 2019
Even though the U.S. Supreme Court in late June put a halt to the Trump Administration’s efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, and President Trump announced on July 11 his Administration would stop pushing for the addition of such a question – controversy over the effort…
CHN: ACA Headed Back to Supreme Court?
July 22, 2019
A full nine years after its enactment, the future of the Affordable Care Act remains uncertain as courts continue to grapple over its constitutionality. Earlier this month, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments over whether the fact that Congress eliminated the ACA’s penalty for…

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