The latest CHN Human Needs Report: Spending updates, emergency border aid passes, Supreme Court blocks Census citizenship question, and more


July 1, 2019

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s spending work, aid for immigrants at the border, the Supreme Court’s decision on the Census citizenship question, and more. To download a PDF of this report, click here

In This Edition

The House of Representatives fell slightly short of its goal of passing all 12 required FY20 spending bills before the end of June. Formal action hasn’t yet begun in the Senate, and whether it will before a deal on spending caps is reached remains uncertain. READ MORE »

Last week the House and Senate passed and sent to President Trump a $4.59 billion emergency spending bill for the humanitarian crisis on the southern U.S. border. The measure, which primarily consists of funds for food, shelter, medicine, and enforcement personnel, was a victory of sorts for the Trump Administration. READ MORE »

A deeply divided Supreme Court last week halted, for now, efforts by the Trump Administration to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Census officials have estimated that including a citizenship question would result in an undercount of more than 8 million people. READ MORE »

Multiple House committees have recently held hearings highlighting the importance of public benefits in meeting the needs of low-income people and investigating the impact of cuts to these programs. READ MORE »

Collective bargaining agreements are especially important in closing the gender and racial wealth gaps. Two bills that would protect the rights of workers to organize have recently been introduced in Congress. READ MORE »

The House Ways and Means Committee on June 20 passed legislation that would expand and improve the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) for working families. The bill would raise the after-tax income of 16 million childless adults and would benefit more than 42 million children. READ MORE »

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