Category Archives: federal budget

Join the Caps Hurt Communities Campaign to End Sequester Caps

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): We are excited to announce the launch of a new organizing campaign called Caps Hurt Communities—a Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) initiative. Caps Hurt Communities seeks to build a … Continue reading

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Take Action to Stop the Cuts and Lift Children Out of Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): This week, at the Proctor Institute, nearly 500 child advocates like you took action and asked Senators and Representatives across the country to act for children. We need your voice. Now is the time … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Congress Use Social Security to Fund Transportation

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Whether it’s taking away earned benefits without due process or pitting retirees against people with disabilities, some just don’t get it: Social Security is one system that benefits us all. The latest sneak attack is … Continue reading

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Children’s Budget 2015 Available for Download

From First Focus (http://campaignforchildren.org/): Children’s Budget 2015 (http://firstfocus.org/resources/report/childrens-budget-2015/), a new report from First Focus, is now available for download. The federal government makes more than 200 distinct investments in children each year. These include traditional children’s initiatives like education and … Continue reading

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Senator Casey Pushes for Expansion of Summer Meals Program

Not reaching 85 percent of eligible children with summer meals is “an abomination and an insult,” said U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), in a conference call with reporters. “That’s a national failure we need to correct.” Casey is supporting legislation … Continue reading

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Take Action on Federal Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Child Nutrition Reauthorization Hearing: On June 24th, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held its latest in a series of hearings on federal child … Continue reading

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Fewer Than 1 in 4 Households Eligible for Housing Assistance Get It, But Congress Cuts Assistance Even More—and How You Can Speak Out

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/06/26/head-smacker-fewer-than-1-in-4-households-eligible-for-housing-assistance-get-it-but-congress-cuts-assistance-even-more/#.VZKvqflViko By Lecia Imbery June 26, 2015 Fewer than 1 in 4 low-income households who qualify for housing assistance receives it due to lack of funds, but that didn’t stop the House of Representatives from cutting housing assistance even more. Earlier … Continue reading

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House Bill Slices Billions from Education and Health

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (http://www.cbpp.org): CBPP Senior Policy Consultant David Reich writes, “The 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill from a House subcommittee cuts funding $3.7 billion below the 2015 level, with its cuts particularly targeted to education … Continue reading

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Support the National Housing Trust Fund with District Visits During Summer Recess

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): Congress is locked in a budget fight that threatens housing programs. Many of you have likely heard that on June 9, the House of Representatives passed a Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Protect Critical Human Needs Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): On June 18th, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies prepared to mark up its FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, but proposed funding levels … Continue reading

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