Category Archives: federal budget

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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Memorial Day Recess—Speak Up for Affordable Housing

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): Congress has left Washington, DC for the Memorial Day recess.  Your Representative likely will be at work in his or her home district for the next week. Many will be participating in … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Use Our Tax Dollars to Support Investments in People

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Sign to tell Congress to use our tax dollars for needed investments, not wasteful spending at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-congress-to-invest-1. The Senate and House are making critical budget decisions that will deeply affect all Americans in … Continue reading

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PA: Where are Your Federal Tax Dollars Going?

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-04-15/budget-policy-and-priorities/pa-where-are-your-federal-tax-dollars-going/a45701-1 April 15, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Taxes are top of mind for many Pennsylvanians with today’s tax-filing deadline, and a new analysis examines where exactly … Continue reading

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