The latest CHN Human Needs Report: Budget updates, border fights, new Census data, and more


September 30, 2019

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s work to avoid a shutdown, immigration and border fights, new poverty and health insurance data, anti-SNAP and Medicaid proposals, and more. Click here to download a PDF of the report.  

In This Edition

With only a few days to spare, Congress and President Trump agreed on a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. Meanwhile, Senate appropriators continue to work on FY20 spending bills to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. See highlights – and lowlights – of some of the bills. READ MORE »

Congress passed a joint resolution that would overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration at the southern border, while the Administration plans to divert billions to pay for wall construction. And the Administration’s decision to deny requests for seriously ill immigrants to remain in the US while receiving treatment was reversed – sort of. READ MORE »

The Trump Administration recently proposed a rule that would rescind an important Obama Administration regulation. Repealing the Medicaid Access Monitoring rule would have a disproportionate impact on people of color and would harm more than 2.5 million children. READ MORE »

The Census Bureau released two sets of data in September, including poverty, income, and health insurance statistics on national, state, and local levels. CHN has a plethora of resources and analyses covering the data. READ MORE »

More than 75,000 comments were submitted in response to a proposed rule that would take SNAP/food stamps away from 3 million people and jeopardize more than 500,000 children’s access to free school meals. Advocates see the proposed rule as an attempt to sidestep Congress and attack struggling Americans. READ MORE »

Budget and Appropriations
Census poverty data