March 11, 2016Imagine what our country could do with an additional $695 billion. Imagine the number of schools we could build. The number of teachers we could hire (and the decent salaries we could pay!) The number of child care and early childhood education slots we could fill. Imagine how we could combat...
March 8, 2016Negotiations in the Senate over funding to help Flint, MI have produced a bill with a bipartisan list of 10 cosponsors, and it contains a cut to pay for the Flint relief. Yet its prospects are still uncertain.
March 8, 2016Disagreements among House Republicans over their FY17 budget proposal caused House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) to postpone a committee meeting originally set for February 25 where the proposal would have been unveiled.
March 1, 2016A Coalition on Human Needs analysis released this week shows that over the past six years, dating back to fiscal year 2010, funding for many of our country’s most important priorities has shrunk. We need Congress to recognize that an investment in people is an investment in our economy, which would benefit everyone. We are seeing the harm now from years of cuts. It is time to rebuild.
February 29, 2016In January, Abby Leibman testified before Congress about hunger among military families to help shed light on this important but often-ignored issue.
February 24, 2016Out of the more than 160 programs tracked by the Coalition on Human Needs that assist low-income people, 139 saw funding cuts from FY2010 through FY2016. Only 25 programs actually received an increase in funding over this time.
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February 15, 2016President Obama introduced his final budget last week. Find out all the details about what is in it and what is happening next!