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.
As policymakers talk about health care for all, CLASP wants them to explicitly include immigrants when defining “all.” We know society is better off when everyone—parents & children, citizens & non-citizens—has access to health care.
Young adults who are unemployed and underemployed can receive SNAP. But, on February 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service proposed a regulation that would take away food from about 755,000 struggling workers without children. Should this rule be finalized, it would disproportionately harm young adults.
For more than two years, the Trump Administration has tried to use regulations and waivers as a backdoor strategy to reduce access to basic needs programs that help families thrive. As threats mount, the notice-and-comment process is gaining traction as an important part of public resistance efforts.
CLASP staff and a representative from the Mississippi Community College Board met with U.S. Department of Education (ED) staff to discuss opportunities for ED to increase its engagement with the field about ATB.