CHN’s latest Human Needs Report: Build Back Better update, FY22 spending bills, and voting rights legislation


October 26, 2021

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on negotiations surrounding the Build Back Better Act, what’s in the recently-released Senate FY22 spending bills, and a blocked effort to protect voting rights. Click here to download a PDF of the report.

In This Edition

Democrats in Congress continue to negotiate among themselves and with President Biden to try to reach a deal on a Build Back Better package that can secure 50 votes in the Senate. At this writing, here are just a few of the possible compromises being considered, including in the areas of health care, child care, low-income tax credits, housing, education, and more. READ MORE »

On Oct. 18, Senate Democrats released their remaining nine FY22 spending bills. Read on for information on how they compare to the House bills and President Biden’s request, as well as where the appropriations process goes from here. READ MORE »

Republican Senators on Oct. 20 blocked a voting rights and election reform bill. Sixty votes were needed to move forward with the bill, but not a single Republican supported advancing the measure, which would set standards for early voting and voting by mail, make Election Day a national holiday, and more. READ MORE »

Budget & Appropriations
Human Needs Report
voting rights