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May 21, 2018

The Trump Administration and Congress have committed to dedicating billions in new funding to help states and communities address the opioid epidemic.  They should use some of these resources to meet the housing...

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May 21, 2018

A bill before Michigan lawmakers that would take Medicaid coverage away from people who can’t meet a rigid work requirement has been rightly criticized because of a provision that would make the requirement less rigid for people in mainly white, rural areas with high unemployment than people...

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May 18, 2018

This week at CBPP, we focused on food assistance, poverty and inequality, federal taxes, health, housing, and the economy.

On food assistance, Robert Greenstein urged the House to craft a new, bipartisan farm bill. Elizabeth Wolkomir...
Moving with Voucher to Lower-Poverty Neighborhoods While Young Children Improves Key Adult Outcomes
May 18, 2018

The partisan farm bill that the House rejected today would increase food insecurity and hardship for low-income families and make SNAP harder to administer. The fight over the bill isn’t over, however, because House Republicans can call for another vote on it. And, in its current form, this bill would be even more harmful than the...

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May 18, 2018

A House subcommittee approved a fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill this week for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that rejects President Trump’s proposed deep cuts...

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May 17, 2018

The House, which is expected to vote this week on the Agriculture Committee-approved farm bill, passed an amendment today from Committee Chairman Michael Conaway that worsens an already troubling bill by expanding its cuts in SNAP (food stamps) and making its...

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Vice President for Food Assistance Policy

May 17, 2018

The 2017 tax law not only delivers large, direct tax cuts to wealthy Americans but also creates myriad opportunities for them to push the boundaries of the tax code to reduce their tax bills further, which would make the law even costlier and more tilted to the top...

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May 16, 2018

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will consider a bill tomorrow to partially repeal a longstanding policy — known as the Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion — prohibiting the use of federal Medicaid funds for care of patients ages 21-64 receiving treatment for substance use disorders...

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May 16, 2018

A rescission bill from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would cut $38.8 million from the public housing capital fund, which helps more than 2 million seniors, people with disabilities, children, and other vulnerable people live in decent, safe, and sanitary housing. These funds also give public...

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May 16, 2018

The House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations subcommittee will consider this afternoon its fiscal year 2019 funding bill, which includes $50 million for a new Housing Choice Voucher mobility demonstration. Building on...

Moving with Voucher to Lower-Poverty Neighborhoods While Young Children Improves Key Adult Outcomes

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