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.
This article focuses on CLASP's new reports on the effects of the Trump Administration's actions and rhetoric about immigration on young children in immigrant families. Hannah Matthews is quoted.
CLASP issued this statement on the Continuing Resolution and two-year spending agreement.
The deeply damaging federal budget Congress consider soon after returning from recess threatens families and communities by making cuts to crucial federal programs and a sharp retrenchment in funding to states.
U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee is voting on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (L-HHS) funding bill for fiscal year 2018 (FY18). The bill proposed by the Appropriations Committee majority in the House allocates a total of $156 billion, which is $5 billion below an already-insufficient FY17 baseline. These deep cuts would be cruel and devastating to programs that support the economic security of children, families, and individuals of modest means, while also slashing investments in America’s future.
"[Gov. Paul LePage] just assumes that if he makes life in poverty even more miserable, the jobs will somehow appear," said Elizabeth Lower-Basch with the Center for Law and Social Policy.
In a speech to state human services agencies last week, U.S Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price outlined three priorities for his department: childhood obesity, opioid addiction, and mental health.
A Wisconsin HOPE Lab study finds that two-thirds of surveyed community college students are food insecure and half are housing insecure. Even among students who work and receive financial aid, nearly a third still experience food or housing insecurity.
Here are the details of the Bipartisan Budget Act, its strengths and limits, the Congressional process for turning the deal into a spending bill over the next six weeks, and the unfinished business that will remain for low-income people.