CHN’s latest Human Needs Report: FY23 spending bills, reconciliation update, gun safety, and more


July 5, 2022

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on FY23 spending, efforts to pass a reconciliation package, a critical child nutrition law, and more. Click here to download a PDF of the report.

In This Edition:

With less than three months to go until the Oct. 1 start of Fiscal Year 2023, work on the 12 required appropriations bills covering all government agencies has begun in the House and may soon begin in the Senate. READ MORE »

Advocates continue to push the Senate to pass reconciliation legislation that contains some pieces of the House-passed Build Back Better Act, but the list of human needs wins a package may contain appears slim. READ MORE »

On June 25, President Biden signed into law bipartisan gun legislation with some positive aspects and some aspects that concern advocates. The bill contains several mental health provisions that advocates applauded, but many advocates expressed opposition to provisions in the law intended to “harden” schools. READ MORE »

The Keep Kids Fed Act extended some pandemic school meal waivers just days before they were set to expire. Advocates called the law a critical first step to help avert a summer hunger crisis. READ MORE »

Budget & Appropriations
gun safety
health care
nutrition assistance