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.
The Working Families Tax Relief Act strengthens the EITC and CTC, recognizing the importance of tax policy in promoting economic mobility. If enacted, the Act’s changes would raise the incomes of 46 million households.
In exactly one year, the 2020 Census will go out to households across the nation. The count records who we are as a nation, it shows how we’ve changed and helps us predict where we’re going. But the 2020 Census is under attack, and the stakes are too high for us to ignore these threats.
For Women's History Month, we're taking a look at key policies that would improve job quality for women, particularly low-income women and women of color, and result in increased workforce participation, improved financial stability, and long-term economic mobility.
Earlier this month, state and local education leaders and advocates gathered at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to discuss strategies for “dual enrollment for adult learners”—an approach we refer to as “DEAL”. These programs, designed using the career pathway model, can provide adults who don’t have a high school diploma or its equivalent with access to federal financial aid to support tuition or living costs by using the Higher Education Act’s Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision.
The Trump Administration is proposing a new rule to limit nutrition assistance for unemployed and underemployed people who can’t document a set number of work hours per week. The proposed rule would restrict 755,000 low-income people from using SNAP.
President Trump's proposed one-time "investment" in child care is not what working families need—and, in fact, threatens basic protections for children and the standards that are the building blocks of high-quality child care.
The Federal time limit in SNAP already limits eligibility for childless adults aged 18-50, with some exemptions. But due to the complex nature of low-income households and extended families, mothers and children are at risk of being harmed by the USDA's proposed SNAP rule.