In Illinois, trusted advocates worked with state agencies and policymakers from the Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and governor’s office to develop a single definition of career pathways and provide guidance to practitioners.
Recent activities show that Congressional Republicans have not abandoned their legislative goals of rolling back the ACA and block granting Medicaid even while the Trump Administration has shifted this year to undermining our health care safety net through Medicaid waivers, regulatory retrenchment and litigation.
The Senate's bipartisan farm bill would strengthen SNAP, ensuring millions of people are able to put food on the table and access pathways to good jobs. This is a stark contrast from the House farm bill, which would rip away SNAP from people in need.
In response to a recent hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee, CLASP submitted a letter as a member of the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility, highlighting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s disparate impact on the economy, job creation, and workers’ wages.