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Farm bill must safeguard EBT households from benefits theft
June 19, 2024

As the House and Senate consider this year’s farm bill, policymakers must prioritize protecting EBT households from benefits theft by improving the safety features of EBT cards, ensuring the reimbursement process for stolen benefits is swift and efficient, and guaranteeing EBT households have reliable, consistent electronic access to their balance and transaction information. 

The Coalition on Human Needs Strongly Supports the Biden Administration’s Actions to Protect Immigrant Families and Workers
June 18, 2024

The Coalition on Human Needs applauds the Biden Administration’s announcement of administrative actions aimed at protecting families with an undocumented spouse and allowing certain DACA recipients and other Dreamers to receive work visas more quickly.

Groups oppose deep cuts to IRS, an end to Direct File 
June 17, 2024

Ahead of last week’s House Appropriations Committee consideration of the FY25 2025 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) bill, nearly 100 groups wrote leading House appropriators in opposition to a proposal that could cut funding for the IRS by billions of dollars and end the popular Direct File project, which allows some taxpayers to file quickly, easily, and for free. 

CHN’s Human Needs Watch: Tracking Hardship, June 14, 2024
June 14, 2024

The Children’s Week Edition. This week is Children’s Week, with two important sets of events focused on children. First Focus on Children sponsored or co-hosted events aimed at protecting the health, safety, and well-being of America’s children. Topics covered this week included the benefits of expanding the Child Tax Credit, addressing youth homelessness, raising the voices of dads in setting child policy, improving the conditions of children and families in Puerto Rico, and reducing the dangers of lead exposure for children. 

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