Tag: budget

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 »

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: 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 »

Fact of the Week: Nearly 70 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 8, 2018

Afterschool programs for children cut by nearly 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut by more than 40 percent. Housing for the elderly cut by 28 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut by one-third. Heating and cooling assistance for low-income people cut by more than one-third (38 percent). Out of the 181 programs tracked by Read More »

The Human Needs Report: FY18 spending cuts, balanced budget amendment, threats to SNAP, and more

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April 23, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on FY18 spending cuts, FY19 budget work, attacks on SNAP, work requirements, consumer protections, prevention services for children, and more. Click here for a PDF version. White House Wants to Take Back Some Just-Approved FY18 Funding Despite the fact that Congress finally passed and the President Read More »

Why speaking up on the President’s proposed budget matters — an afterschool perspective

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April 10, 2018

Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs is participating in the Children’s Blog Carnival, hosted and sponsored by the Children’s Leadership Council.  Today’s post is authored by Eric Peterson, Vice President, Policy, at the Afterschool Alliance. Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Maria; “grandfamilies,” grandparents Read More »

Why a balanced budget would be disastrous

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April 5, 2018

Tea Party and other conservatives are pushing for a vote in the House of Representatives next week on a balanced budget amendment, which would amend the Constitution of the United States to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year. While this might not sound like such a bad idea in theory, it would Read More »

Omnibus appropriations bill marks progress, but promises remain unfulfilled

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March 23, 2018

  Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Friday, March 23 in response to passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill: “After years of shrinking services, Congress approved final spending levels that will reduce the erosion that has occurred in many human needs programs since 2010.  Read More »