CHN Report: Poverty rate flat in West Virginia, threats on the horizon

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October 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Today the Coalition on Human Needs began releasing a series of state reports on poverty. Today’s report examines the status of poverty in West Virginia, and the threats facing the state due to budget proposals in Congress. Here is a summary of the report filed by Dan Heyman of the West Virginia News Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Economy, Health, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Medicaid, Poverty and Income, SNAP

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ScamCare: Trump the Destroyer Swings His Truncheon at People’s Health Care

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October 13, 2017

First we heard that the Trump Administration would allow for new forms of insurance that would evade the minimum standards that protect people with pre-existing conditions and provide decent coverage.  Now they announce they will no longer pay insurance companies the funds to support coverage of more expensive care.  These are two reckless and destructive Read More »

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‘They’re going to be sailing off into the horizon, laughing all the way’

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October 11, 2017

Kelly Conklin and his spouse, Kit, are the co-owners of a custom woodworking business in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  They’ve owned the business since 1978, and employ 16 well-paid workers.  Now they view their livelihood as threatened – by President Trump’s proposal to slash taxes for the wealthiest Americans and corporations. Last year, Kelly says, his Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Tax Policy

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For President Trump and his allies in Congress, there is nothing more important than giving tax cuts to rich people and corporations

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October 10, 2017

Tax cuts for the rich are more important than helping people in a disaster:  President Trump’s top budgeteer, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, made a name for himself as an extremist when, as a member of Congress, he tried to insist that no aid for Hurricane Sandy victims be made available unless Read More »

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‘This budget is heartless and tragic’

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October 4, 2017

With a vote imminent, opponents of the House GOP budget proposal rallied Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which has put forward its own budget. It’s not too late to contact Congress to oppose the House budget proposal, and to support the Congressional Progressive Caucus alternative: call 1-888-516-5820 and enter your zip code; Read More »

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House budget proposal would undermine national security

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October 3, 2017

Advocates for human needs programs joined two members of Congress Tuesday for a U.S. Capitol news conference aimed at rallying opposition to GOP proposals to slash domestic spending by trillions of dollars and pass tax cuts that would primarily aid the very wealthiest Americans. Participating in the news conference were Reps. John Yarmuth, D-KY, and Read More »

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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 »

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CHN meets with Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity

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September 27, 2017

Editor’s note: On Tuesday, the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity met with CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein.  The conversation focused on new Census data on poverty, the Republican budget, appropriations, and the effectiveness of anti-poverty programs.  This is the Task Force’s statement following that meeting: “I thank Deborah Weinstein for Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Poverty and Income

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CHN URGES DEFEAT OF GRAHAM-CASSIDY: ‘THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL VOTES SENATORS WILL CAST’

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September 25, 2017

  Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, sent the following letter Monday to the Senate Finance Committee, which is scheduled to hear testimony on the Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal proposal: “I am writing to convey the very deep concerns of the Coalition on Human Needs about the dangers posed by Read More »

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Fact of the Week: 12 facts about the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill

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September 21, 2017

Editor’s note: The following piece was originally published on Families USA’s blog on Sept. 19. For more information and analysis on the horrible ACA repeal bill that the Senate is expected to vote on as early as Sept. 27, see the resources listed at the end of this post. Please take action today: call your senators Read More »

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