Greenstein: Trump Budget Offers Stark Vision

Posted at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Statement: February 12, 2018 – For Immediate Release BY ROBERT GREENSTEIN A President’s budget reflects his vision for America.  From that perspective, President Trump’s vision is stark, with the most affluent individuals and … Continued

CLASP: Trump Hands the Bill for Millionaires’ Tax Cuts to Everyday Americans

From CLASP ( Washington, D.C.—In a continuation of the administration’s assaults on hard-working, low-income people, President Trump today announced his fiscal year 2019 (FY19) budget proposal. As expected, Trump proposes to finance the recent massive federal tax cuts for millionaires … Continued

FRAC: President’s FY 2019 Budget Will Make Hunger and Poverty Worse in America

From the Food Research and Action Center ( Statement attributed to Jim Weill, president, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018 — The president’s fiscal year 2019 budget eviscerates one of the nation’s most successful programs, the … Continued

Overnight Shutdown Ends after Budget and Spending Deal is Reached

Posted at February 9, 2018 An hours-long government shutdown ended in the early morning hours on Feb. 9 after the House and Senate agreed to pass a stopgap spending bill. This time, Congress was finally able to come to … Continued

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Destroy Our Nation’s Water Systems

From Clean Water for All ( “Remember the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan? The one that promised America job-boosting projects for gleaming highways and bridges? Well, so far the Trump-branded New Deal has fallen by the wayside; the job-creation program of … Continued

Sign Petition Demanding Public Investment in Infrastructure Accountable to Taxpayers

From the Economic Policy Institute ( Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump had little to say about infrastructure. It wasn’t until the end of the campaign―prodded by his opponent’s $250 billion plan―that Trump offered a no-details boast that he … Continued

Tell Congress to Support Affordable, High Quality Child Care

From Moms Rising ( Get any group of parents of young children together and the issue that comes up almost immediately (besides bedtime woes!) is the cost, concerns, and crisis of trying to find high-quality affordable childcare. And there is … Continued

Protect the Dreamers, Children’s Health, and Disaster Victims in the Stopgap Bill

From the Coalition on Human Needs ( Today – Friday, January 19 – is the deadline for Congress to act on continuing government funding.  But other urgent measures are also long overdue.  Every day, another 122 Dreamers lose legal status … Continued

Human Needs Report: What Congress Did – and Didn’t Do – at the End of 2017, and What’s on Tap for Early 2018

Posted at By Lecia Imbery January 11, 2018 A lot happened on Capitol Hill right before the holiday break, while many other issues were kicked down the road and remain on the Congressional agenda for early 2018. Where do things … Continued