Human Needs Report: Appropriations and Budgets, Emergency Funding for Zika, Flint and Opioids


May 16, 2016

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on budget and appropriations action in Congress and funding to combat the Zika virus, the opioid epidemic and the lead contamination crisis. See below for the full analysis and links to each piece in the report.
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Senate Approves First Spending Bill, House Budget Would Cut SNAP, House Pentagon Spending Move Angers AdvocatesBudget2
The Senate passed the first FY17 spending bill, while the House is still attempting to pass a budget by including massive cuts to human needs programs like SNAP and the Child Tax Credit. And advocates oppose a move in the House to get around Pentagon spending caps. READ MORE »

Zika Packages Proposed, House Passes Opioids Bills, Flint Money Included in Senate Water Bill, Flint Webinar Resources AvailableZikaPic
While Congress still hasn’t approved emergency supplemental funding to assist with the fight against the Zika virus, the opioid epidemic, or the lead contamination crisis, there has been some movement in all three areas. Votes on Zika packages are expected this week. READ MORE »

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