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CHN to Senate: Vote for a Narrow Solution for the Dreamers; Oppose Harsh Restrictions

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February 15, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein sent the following letter today to all Senators in advance of their votes on various immigration proposals: “The national organizations making up the Coalition on Human Needs urge you to enact legislation narrowly drawn to protect the Dreamers, those people brought to this country as children and who Read More »

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The President’s cynical immigration plan is anti-family and anti-community

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January 26, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein issued the following statement Friday in response to President Trump’s immigration proposal: “President Trump’s reported plan in response to his own denial of legal status for the Dreamers is cynical, holding them hostage to extreme restrictions in immigration that must be rejected. “The religious, service provider, civil rights, Read More »

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Immoral and un-American: Immigrant communities deserve the opportunity to grow, thrive, invent and contribute

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January 9, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein issued the following statement Tuesday, Jan. 9 in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it would end work authorization and legal protection for nearly 200,000 El Salvadorans living in the U.S.: “On Monday the Trump administration announced the latest step in its assault against immigrant communities in Read More »

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Tax Bill Grinch steals Christmas — and threatens America’s lower- and middle-income families

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December 19, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, Dec. 19 in response to the tax bill passed today by the House and up for a vote in the Senate: “Today the tax bill Grinch stole Christmas and handed it over to corporations and the wealthiest Americans.  Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Disabilities, Economy, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Medicaid, Medicare, Opioids, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Social Services, Tax Policy

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More than 100 groups tell Congress: Protect the Dreamers. Fund Urgent priorities

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December 8, 2017

Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs released the following statement on Friday, Dec. 8: Now that Congress has acted to keep government open and running for two more weeks, it is time to get down to business:  Congress must act this month to protect Dreamers and fund important priorities ranging from children’s health and Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Health, Immigration

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‘We will pay, and our children and grandchildren’

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December 4, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Monday, Dec. 4 in response to the tax bills passed by the Senate and House: “The Senate and House members who voted to hand trillions of dollars in tax cuts to corporations and wealthy individuals have made a clear Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Child Nutrition, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Income Support, Medicaid, Medicare, Poverty and Income, Regulation, SNAP, Social Security, Social Services, Tax Policy

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Simplifying the Tax Code, or Simply Trickle-Down Economics?

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November 30, 2017

Editor’s note: The following article, reported by Kalena Thomhave, appears today in the American Prospect. It reinforces many of our own arguments against the GOP tax proposals. Senate Republicans may try to quickly move their tax proposal to a vote this week, attempting to score the GOP’s first legislative victory before the opposition can thoroughly Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Child Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, Health, Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Medicare, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Social Services, Tax Policy

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A Vote Against Our Future: The House Just Voted to Transfer Trillions from Middle- and Low-Income People to Corporations and Millionaires

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November 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday, Nov. 16 in response to the House vote in favor of H.R. 1, the massive tax-giveaway for corporations and the wealthiest Americans: “The House vote to pass a giant tax cut overwhelmingly for corporations and the wealthy is Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Economy, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Income Support, Job Training and Education, Labor and Employment, Poverty and Income, Social Services, Tax Policy

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The House Tax Cuts:  Trillions for Corporations and the Rich; Losses for Low- and Middle-Income People Now and Later

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November 3, 2017

Editor’s note: The following is a statement released by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein in response to the House GOP tax proposal, unveiled Thursday, Nov. 2. To learn more about the proposal, please see CHN’s latest Human Needs Report. “The full analysis is not yet in, but the outlines are clear.  The corporate tax rate Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Income Support, Medicaid, Medicare, Poverty and Income, Tax Policy

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CHN statement on Trump’s proposed tax cuts for the very, very rich

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September 27, 2017

Editor’s note: CHN Executive Director had this response Wednesday to President Trump’s proposal to slash tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans: “President Trump’s budget slashes Medicaid, food and housing assistance, and education funding.  Now he is proposing to hand trillions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthy and to corporations.  Despite years of stagnation Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Tax Policy

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