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.
While more undergraduates are receiving student aid, the average college student still suffers from significant unmet need--the "gap" between college costs and what students can afford to pay on their own or with grant aid.
Having the time to bond with a new baby is crucial for many reasons. One reason why those first weeks after a baby is born are so vital is the importance of the breastfeeding relationship. However, for many mothers, that relationship is soon disrupted \xe
On July 31, 2013, the House Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on improving the safety net. Witnesses described what improvements are needed to the nation's safety net programs, but more importantly, one witness highlighted what is already being done in their state to better serve families.
In 2013, at least 30 states brought forward proposals to screen or chemically test individuals applying for public benefits for drug use. Kansas and Texas enacted suspicion-based drug testing for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.)
When San Francisco became the first jurisdiction in the country to pass an earned sick days law, when Connecticut became the first state, and when Seattle followed in the footsteps of its fellow west coast city, advocates and supporters cheered.