CHN’s latest Human Needs Report: American Rescue Plan, victory for immigrants, Biden nominations and more


March 15, 2021

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on what’s in the COVID-19 relief package and who it helps, changes to anti-immigrant regulations, the status of President Biden’s Cabinet, and more. Click here to view a PDF of the report.

In This Edition

Advocates celebrated the enactment last week of the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The law will provide help to millions of Americans and will reduce the number of people in poverty by over 13 million – including 5.7 million children. Read on for many of the key components of the legislation. READ MORE »

With President Biden’s COVID-19 relief package signed in to law, focus is shifting to what comes next. The president’s budget, expected in April, will lay the groundwork for a longer-term recovery plan. READ MORE »

In a huge win for immigrants and advocates who fight for them, the Supreme Court on March 9 dismissed an upcoming case regarding the Trump Administration’s harmful 2019 public charge regulations. It is now safe for immigrants and their families to access health, nutrition, and housing programs for which they are eligible. READ MORE »

The House of Representatives passed several bills in the last month that would further social and economic justice, including in the areas of democracy reform and voting rights, the right to unionize, gun control reform, countering racial bias in policing, and protections for LGBTQ individuals. The bills face tougher roads ahead in the Senate. READ MORE »

The pace of Senate confirmations of President Biden’s Cabinet nominees has accelerated in the last month. Key confirmations have taken place in recent weeks, including for HUD Secretary, Education Secretary, and Attorney General. Other key confirmations are still pending. READ MORE »