Feb 15, 2017
Statement of CLASP on the Withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s Nomination for Secretary of Labor
CLASP's statement on Andrew Puzder's withdrawal and the need for a Secretary of Labor who will protect workers, particularly those who work for low wages.
- Feb 10, 2017 | CLASP Price is Wrong: Why New HHS Secretary is Clear Threat to Low-Income, Vulnerable People CLASP statement on the confirmation of Tom Price as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Feb 08, 2017 | CLASP Secretary DeVos Imperils Education of Low-Income Students and Communities of Color Statement from CLASP on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.
- Feb 07, 2017 | CLASP FAMILY Act Proposes National Paid Family and Medical Leave New bill would create a federal paid family and medical leave insurance program enabling workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a seriously ill family member, bond with a new child, or address their own serious health issues.
Jan 26, 2017
Trump’s Immigration Orders Endanger Immigrant and Refugee Families, America’s Future, and American Values
On January 25, 2017, President Trump began rolling out a series of deeply damaging executive orders on immigration and refugee policy, proposing steps that endanger the safety, economic security, and wellbeing of children, families, and communities. These orders undermine our identity as a land of opportunity for immigrants and refugees.
- Jan 23, 2017 | CLASP CLASP Board of Trustees Begins 2017 with Four New Members The board of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) voted to add four new trustees. Joining the CLASP board will be Lisa Brown, Thomas Kahn, Sunil Mansukhani, and Edward Montgomery.
- Jan 13, 2017 | CLASP Statement: Bipartisan BRIDGE Act Protects DACA Youth Facing an Uncertain Future CLASP's statement supporting the BRIDGE Act and its goal of extending the protections of DACA to immigrants who arrived in this country as children.
- Dec 12, 2016 Statement on Continuing Resolution to Keep Federal Government Funded through April 2017 CLASP's statement on the inadequacies of federal funding included in the Continuing Resolution for the needs of poor, low-income people.
- Nov 10, 2016 | CLASP Statement from CLASP on 2016 Election CLASP's statement on the results of the 2016 presidential election.
- Oct 12, 2016 | CLASP and National Governors Association States Drive Systems Change Through Two-Generation Strategies The National Governors Association and its partner, CLASP, today announced that five states—Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey and Oregon—were selected to participate in an opportunity to create two-generation strategies for systems change.
- Sep 13, 2016 | CLASP Statement: Strong Reduction in Poverty, Improvement in Health Insurance, But More to Do for Next Generation’s Families CLASP's statement about the Census Bureau's report on 2015 data for poverty, income, and health coverage.
- Jun 23, 2016 | CLASP Statement: Split Supreme Court Leaves DAPA, Expanded DACA Hold in Place, Fails to Address Harm to Children Statement from CLASP on the case of U.S. v. Texas on DAPA/DACA
- Feb 17, 2016 | CLASP New Analysis of Access to Child Care Subsidies, Head Start Finds Disparate Access by Race, Ethnicity, and State In a unique analysis released today, CLASP found that access to child care subsidies and Head Start is sharply limited for all eligible children, even more so for particular racial and ethnic groups and in particular states.
Feb 11, 2016
CLASP Statement: President Obama’s Budget Invests in ‘Opportunity for All’
President Obama on Tuesday proposed a federal budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY2017) that affirms the central importance of supporting economic opportunity for all by calling for a comprehensive series of investments in child care and early education, low-income and out-of-school youth, postsecondary education, workforce development, safety-net programs, and worker protections.
- Feb 08, 2016 | CLASP Official Finding of Civil Rights Concerns in Mississippi Child Care Assistance Program Should Serve as a Call to Action in Mississippi and Nationally Statement from CLASP
- Dec 17, 2015 | CLASP President Obama Signs Full-Year Omnibus Budget and Improved Refundable Tax Credits CLASP statement on omnibus budget and improvements to refundable tax credits.
- Dec 10, 2015 | CLASP No Ifs, Ands, or Buts, Congress Must Pass a Clean, Full-Year Funding Bill Statement from CLASP on the need for Congress to pass a clean, full-year Omnibus spending bill.
- Nov 13, 2015 | CLASP CLASP Board of Trustees Elects Four New Members for 2016 The board of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) voted in October to add four new trustees from Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago. Joining the CLASP board will be Michael C. Camuñez, David Hansell, Marielena Hincapié, and Michelle Saddler.
- Sep 30, 2015 | CLASP Statement on Continuing Resolution for FY2016 The Continuing Resolution marks an ominous start to the fiscal year for crucial services that can help hard-working poor and low-income people lift themselves and their families to economic security.
- Sep 16, 2015 Statement on Census Bureau’s 2014 Income, Poverty, and Health Coverage Reports