The Trump Administration's budget proposal is yet another gut-punch to low-income individuals and families. It includes devastating cuts to core benefit programs that would destabilize millions of lives and unravel our nation’s safety net.
The Trump Administration's paid parental leave proposal leaves out millions of people. It comes as we mark 25 years of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was an important step but does not do enough to improve job quality for low-wage workers.
Statement from Olivia Golden on the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass any proposal that would address the crisis facing young immigrants.
This fact sheet summarizes the Departments of Labor and Education proposals in the 2019 President's Budget, emphasizing cuts made to critical job training and postsecondary student aid programs for low-income individuals.
“In non-expansion states the families we are talking about who would be subject to the work requirement are really the poorest families,” said Suzanne Wikle. “They are struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis.”
Practically speaking, the additional $35 million could mean child care subsidies for an additional 2,700 Colorado children over two years, according to CLASP.
CLASP developed this list of conditions to protect low-income students from risk-sharing proposals.
On February 9, Congress passed and the President signed a two-year budget deal, under which an additional $5.8 billion in discretionary funding will be provided over two years for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). CLASP estimates that after funding the reauthorization costs, the increase will provide resources for an additional 230,000 children to gain child care assistance. This factsheet includes CLASP’s estimates of each state's additional funding and children served as a result of the budget deal.
In this article, Madison Hardee was quoted: “It’s a proposed rule that could force families, including citizen children, to choose between getting the help they need and reuniting with those who they love.”
Marian Wright Edelman cites CLASP's analysis of the doubling of funding for CCDBG in this op-ed.