CHN’s latest Human Needs Report: Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Package, Immigration Reform, the State of the Senate, and More


January 25, 2021

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on President Biden’s COVID-19 relief package and sweeping immigration bill, power struggles in the Senate, and more. To download a PDF of the report, click here.

In This Edition

President Biden has proposed a robust $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that significantly builds upon the relief bills previously passed by Congress. The proposal includes larger stimulus checks, more aid for the unemployed, help for the hungry and those facing eviction, increased funding for vaccinations, additional support for small businesses, state and local governments and schools, an increase in the minimum wage to $15, and more. Read on for many of the key components of the American Rescue Plan. READ MORE »

On his first day in office, President Biden released details of his sweeping immigration reform bill. Among other key components, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 would provide an earned path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented individuals who were in the U.S. as of Jan. 1. The legislation was called “the most progressive legalization bill in history.” READ MORE »

President Biden signed dozens of executive orders, memoranda, and directives on the first few days of his presidency, including many in the areas of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic security, immigration, equity, and climate change. We’re got the details here. READ MORE »

The Senate is expected to vote tonight to confirm Janet Yellen as President Biden’s Treasury Secretary. As the Treasury Secretary, Yellen would play a key role in guiding the nation’s economic recovery. Hearings and votes will continue this week for some of Biden’s other cabinet nominees. READ MORE »

While the Senate is split 50/50, Republicans still lead the committees – for now. Negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are still in the works to change that, and the fate of the filibuster is in question. READ MORE »

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