Tag: budget

Resources from around the Coalition: Trump FY19 budget edition

By

February 22, 2018

On Feb. 12, the Trump administration released its Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Since then, CHN’s members have been busy analyzing the proposal and pointing out the many ways it would slash basic human needs programs and harm low-income people. Listed below are just a few of these analyses and resources; these and many more Read More »

The Human Needs Report: President Trump’s FY19 budget request special edition

By

February 20, 2018

CHN just released a special edition of the Human Needs Report focusing on President Trump’s FY19 budget request, including sections on select departmental budgets. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Needs Report. The Trump FY19 Federal Budget Slashes Critical Human Needs Programs The Trump administration released its Fiscal Year 2019 budget request on Read More »

Human Needs Report: Spending and budget deal, immigration, work requirements and more

By

February 9, 2018

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, immigration, work requirements, and a rule affecting tipped workers. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Needs Report. Overnight Shutdown Ends after Budget and Spending Deal is Reached An hours-long government shutdown ended Read More »

When flu season and Groundhog’s Day arrive together

By

February 2, 2018

Punxsutawney Phil’s Nightmare On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil, as we all know, peers out of his hole and if he sees his shadow, 6 more weeks of winter. But what if he was a little feverish from flu? What if instead of his shadow, he saw a nightmarish image that intruded upon his secure lair Read More »

How to respond to President Trump’s State of the Union

By

January 30, 2018

Tonight President Trump will deliver the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.  We will be listening – both to the things he says and for the things he doesn’t say. To help you respond to the President’s speech, we are sharing with you some tools from our friends. Americans for Read More »

Please continue to contact your senators

By

January 22, 2018

UPDATE: The recent government shutdown ended with an agreement that the Senate will take up legislation to protect the Dreamers – people who have been in our country since they were children and know no other. But getting decent protections to the finish line is highly uncertain. To get there, your senators and representative still Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: DACA, CHIP and disaster relief

By

January 19, 2018

Today’s the day – Congress will either come to an agreement on another short-term stopgap spending measure (known as a Continuing Resolution, or CR), or we’ll face a government shutdown. The House voted for a one-month bill on Thursday night; Senate action is still uncertain. Along with keeping the proverbial lights on, CHN has called Read More »

Human Needs Report: What Congress Did – and Didn’t Do – at the End of 2017, and What’s on Tap for Early 2018

By

January 11, 2018

A lot happened on Capitol Hill right before the holiday break, while many other issues were kicked down the road and remain on the Congressional agenda for early 2018. Where do things stand? CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a brief rundown on Congress’s spending work, the tax cut Read More »

America’s deep freeze is no time to be stingy about heating homes of the poor

By

January 5, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by CNN on January 4.  Low-income families struggle to pay their home energy bills in the best of times, and these are not the best of times. Record cold temperatures are bearing down along the East Coast and across the Midwest, and, based on US Energy Information Administration Read More »

Cuts by any other name

By

January 5, 2018

Over the holidays, Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, had an interesting op-ed published in the Washington Post. His New Year’s resolution to journalists and others: When talking about changes to the programs that make up our country’s safety net, do not say “reform” when what many in Congress Read More »