Tag: Appropriations

Standing united with the human needs community

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October 23, 2018

Periodically, CHN embarks on an ambitious endeavor – to get thousands of organizations across the human needs community and across the country to join together to advocate for a stronger America that actively ensures the well-being of all of our people. We call it our SAVE for All Campaign, which stands for Strengthening America’s Values Read More »

The Spin Begins: Trump Administration and Senate’s McConnell Blame Basic Needs Programs for Increasing the Deficit

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October 17, 2018

When the 2017 $1.9 trillion in tax cuts were enacted, many of us predicted that the hole in the budget caused by the lost revenue would be used by the Trump Administration and the Republican leadership in Congress to justify cuts in basic needs programs like Medicaid, Medicare, housing, and SNAP. And we were right:  Read More »

The Human Needs Report: FY19 begins, anti-immigrant rule proposed, reactions to a SCOTUS confirmation, and more

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October 8, 2018

Editor’s update: The proposed Public Charge rule, discussed in an article below, was officially published on October 10. In a statement, CHN called the rule, “the latest in a series of unconscionable attacks on immigrants and immigrant communities.” Organization are urging advocates to submit comments in opposition to the rule during the 60-day comment period, which runs Read More »

CHN commends Senate’s appropriations vote; urges future House-Senate conferees to avoid poison pill amendments

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August 24, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Friday, Aug. 24 in response to Senate passage of the combined $854 billion Labor-HHS-Defense-Education appropriations bill. “We commend Senate passage of the Labor-HHS-Defense-Education appropriations bill on a bipartisan 85-7 vote. The bill includes additional resources for child care and Read More »

The Human Needs Report: House Labor-H bill, migrant family amendments, a SCOTUS nominee, threats to the ACA, and more

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July 23, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the House Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, migrant family separations, proposed SNAP cuts, reactions to the Supreme Court nominee, threats to the ACA, and more. Click here for a PDF version.       House Spending Panel Passes Labor-HHS-Education Read More »

Why We Do the Work We Do Together

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July 16, 2018

The CHN office is always a flurry of activity. With a small staff and so much to do to protect and expand basic needs 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 Thursday, July 19th, where Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Cuts Fail in Senate, Immigration Bills Defeated in House, Bipartisan Opioid Bill Passes, and More

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July 2, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on FY19 spending and cuts, SNAP, important Supreme Court decisions, efforts to combat the opioid crisis and immigration bills in the House, and more. Click here for a PDF version. Spending Cuts Package Falls in the Senate Advocates breathed a sigh Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Immigration bills in the House, a better bill for SNAP, FY19 spending, and more

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June 19, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on immigration bills in the House, advocates fighting to stop family separations at the border, a better bill for SNAP, a spending cuts package, and FY19 spending work. Click here for a PDF version. Senate to Take up Spending Cuts Package this Week Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Defeating SNAP Cuts, Rescissions Package on Deck, Consumer Protections Wins and Losses, and More

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May 21, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP/food stamps, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more. Click here for a PDF version. House Could Vote on Spending Cuts Package this Week The House Read More »

CHN urges Congress to reject Trump cuts that undermine children’s health program and break agreement to lift spending caps to meet needs

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May 8, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, May 8 in response to the Trump Administration’s rescissions package:  “The members of the Coalition on Human Needs urge Congress to reject the $15.4 billion rescissions package proposed by the Trump Administration. It includes cuts to the Children’s Read More »