Tag: Appropriations

Poverty and progress in your state

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November 17, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Esmeralda Ramos, CHN’s Fall intern. Following the Census Bureau’s September release of 2016 poverty data, CHN released a national report, Poverty and Progress: Poverty is Down in the U.S., but New Threats Ahead. The report breaks down Census data demonstrating that progress has been made in decreasing national poverty, Read More »

Human Needs Report: Tax cut bills, disaster aid, anti-immigrant policies, and more

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November 13, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on the House and Senate tax cut bills, year-end spending deals, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, policies hurting immigrant communities, and more. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Needs Report. House Tax Cut Bill Heads Read More »

These Cuts Hurt

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October 30, 2017

Congress just passed a budget that calls for massive cuts in human needs programs. The devastating effect these cuts would have on millions of Americans is why CHN is cosponsoring the #TheseCutsHurt social media day of action today, Monday, October 30. Members of Witnesses to Hunger and supporters across the country will be will be Read More »

Poverty and Progress: Poverty is Down in the U.S., but New Threats Ahead

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October 27, 2017

Editor’s note: On Thursday, October 26, CHN released a report on poverty in the U.S. and actions from Congress and the Trump administration that threaten the progress we’ve made in reducing poverty. Below is the press release issued along with the report. We encourage you to read the report, use our social media toolkit and infographics to share Read More »

51 Senators Vote to Slash Medicaid in order to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich

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October 20, 2017

They also voted to cut Medicare, education, housing assistance, job training, home heating/cooling assistance, SNAP, Meals on Wheels, Head Start, environmental and public health protections, child care, help for people with disabilities… This isn’t as much a budget as it is a gaping self-inflicted wound.  Or, instead of following the dictum “When you’re in a Read More »

‘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 »

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 »

‘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 »

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 »

What to look for in the new Census Bureau data

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September 11, 2017

Editor’s note: On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual estimates of poverty, household income and health insurance coverage for 2016.  What follows is a description both of trends CHN will be examining from the 2016 data, and questions CHN will be raising about the future of poverty and prosperity in Read More »