CHN’s Human Needs Hero Reception: ‘It is indeed dark days, but it is the work we signed up for’

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July 26, 2017

Almost within the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, supporters of the Coalition on Human Needs gathered Tuesday evening for the 14th annual Human Needs Hero Reception.  This year’s honorees were UnidosUS (formerly known as the National Council of La Raza) and the National Immigration Law Center, both pillars in the defense of our country’s immigrant Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Medicaid

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‘We have witnessed firsthand…the lack of quality, affordable healthcare in this country’

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July 24, 2017

On the eve of a key procedural vote on health care, 7,150 Catholic Sisters from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have sent a message to the Senate: Don’t pass any proposal that repeals the Affordable Care Act or cuts Medicaid. The 7,150 Sisters each signed a letter to all 100 Senators stating, “We, 7,150 Read More »

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14 reasons why we do the work we do together

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July 24, 2017

The CHN office is always a flurry of activity. With a small staff and so much to do to protect and expand programs that help our low-income neighbors, there’s no time to sit still. This week is even busier as we take care of final preparations for our Human Needs Hero reception on Tuesday, July 25th, Read More »

Categories: Immigration, Poverty and Income

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Human Needs Report: ACA repeal vote this week, FY18 budget and spending work, and more

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July 24, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on the Senate’s latest efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the House FY18 budget blueprint, House and Senate spending work, and efforts to repeal a new consumer financial protection rule. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Education and Youth Policy, Health, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Labor and Employment, Medicaid, Military Spending, SNAP, Tax Policy

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The Black Budget: Building a Trumpier America

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July 21, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Julie Vogtman, Senior Counsel and Director of Income Support Policy at the National Women’s Law Center. It was originally published on NWLC’s blog on July 20. This week, House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black (R-TN) released a budget resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and beyond, titled “Building a Better America.” Someone Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Health Care Reform, SNAP, Social Security, Tax Policy, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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The GOP on health care: Maybe they should quit while they’re behind?

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July 18, 2017

Pop quiz: Question: What’s worse than the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017, which passed the House on a 217-213 vote? Answer: The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017. Question: What’s worse than the BCRA? Answer: The second version of the BCRA, which included “the Cruz amendment.”  This amendment would have allowed Read More »

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The People’s Filibuster to Stop #Trumpcare

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July 18, 2017

Chanting “Cruz care is fake insurance!”, “Stand up! Fight back!”, and “Shame!”, hundreds of opponents of the Senate health care legislation rallied near the U.S. Capitol Monday. The “People’s Filibuster to Stop #Trumpcare” was organized by MoveOn, Planned Parenthood, SEIU and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The crowd first heard from the “little Read More »

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Resources from around the Coalition: FY18 budget priorities edition

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July 17, 2017

Editor’s note: The following blog post was wirtten by Raquel Douglas, CHN’s Summer 2017 intern. One in four renter households unable to afford rent. Billions of dollars in cuts proposed to SNAP, rental assistance programs, job training grants, and a plethora of other programs vital to the quality of life of the most vulnerable among us. Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Medicaid, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Tax Policy

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GOP budget would cause irreparable damage – but there is a way out

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July 14, 2017

Editor’s note: The following op-ed by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein appeared in The Hill Friday, July 14. Earlier this week, more than 1,500 local, state and national groups delivered a letter to Congress urging members to avoid draconian cuts in the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal advancing in the House. These groups, including service providers, faith Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Child Nutrition, Disabilities, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health, Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Tax Policy

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Latest Version of Senate Health Care Bill Fundamentally the Same as Previous Versions

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July 14, 2017

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Families USA’s Eliot Fishman, Senior Director of Health Policy, Dee Mahan, Director of Medicaid Initiatives, and Lydia Mitts, Associate Director of Affordability Initiatives. It was originally posted on Families USA’s blog on July 14.  For more information, see this full analysis from Families USA. Also, see how many Read More »

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