On August 1, 2019, the U.S. Senate passed a two-year budget bill, already approved by the House, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. While this year’s bill did not include a specific funding commitment for child care, it paves the way to maintain and build on last year’s historic increase.
Funding for CHIP expired over one month ago. If Congress doesn’t act quickly, at least eight states will run out of federal funds in the next three months, forcing them to increase state funding or terminate kids’ health coverage.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still law, despite many repeal attempts and ongoing sabotage by the Trump Administration. On November 1, people who buy health insurance through the individual marketplace can begin shopping for coverage for 2018.
Since 2012, DACA has provided work authorization and temporary relief from deportation to approximately 800,000 young immigrants—Dreamers—who came to the United States as children. Today, these young people are 25 years old on average and have been in the country for at least 10 years—much longer for many.
State investments in higher education struggle to keep up with the growing needs of an increasingly diverse population of students. Central to that growing diversity is the emergence of a new majority in higher education: adult students.
More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, most of the island is still without power and only about half of its residents have usable water. Access to basic services such as food and health care is limited.