The latest CHN Human Needs Report: Budget update, a new attack on immigrants, ACA litigation, minimum wage, and more


July 22, 2019

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s spending deal, a new attack on migrants, a victory for minimum wage workers, and more. Click here to download a PDF of the report.  

In This Edition

UPDATE: The House on July 25 passed a measure to raise tight spending caps for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 and raise the debt ceiling through July 31, 2021. While advocates have some reservations about the deal, it allows for important if modest progress in addressing unmet needs. READ MORE »

The Trump Administration last week announced a sweeping rule that cuts off asylum for almost all migrants who pass through the country en route to the U.S.-Mexico border, and it took the ACLU all of 48 hours to file a lawsuit. READ MORE »

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court in late June put a halt to the Trump Administration’s efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, and President Trump announced on July 11 his Administration would stop pushing for the addition of such a question, controversy over the effort continues. READ MORE »

A full nine years after its enactment, the future of the Affordable Care Act remains uncertain as courts continue to grapple over its constitutionality. A panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments over whether the fact that Congress eliminated the ACA’s penalty for not signing up for health care rendered the entire law invalid. READ MORE »

Advocates celebrated the July 18 passage of legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025 and index it to inflation after that. The Raise the Wage Act would lift wages for tens of millions of workers. READ MORE »

Aug. 19 is the deadline for commenting on a proposed rule that would do more to protect the interests of abusive debt collectors than protect consumers. Advocates believe the rule allows for consumer harassment and protects deceptive practices by debt collectors. READ MORE »

2020 Census
Affordable Care Act
Budget and Appropriations
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
minimum wage