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June 21, 2013

Senators Orrin Hatch and Marco Rubio have proposed amendments to the bipartisan immigration reform bill now before the Senate that go well beyond the tight benefit restrictions already in the bill, as a recent Center analysis explained.  One amendment would leave many workers who gain legal status without health insurance for...

June 14, 2013

As our new report explains, some senators are proposing amendments to the immigration bill that would make its long and difficult path to citizenship far more difficult — in some cases undermining the fundamental goal of enabling undocumented workers to legalize their status. One such proposal, from Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT...

April 3, 2012

The Governor of Oklahoma and policymakers in Kansas, Missouri, and other states have proposed income tax cuts that they say will boost economic growth.  To make their case, they have cited the example of Texas, which has no income tax and where growth has been strong. But in reality, Texas is not a helpful model for economic growth for the rest of the country.  True, the number of people and...

September 29, 2011

Up to 4,600 impoverished elderly or disabled refugees will lose their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on October 1, when a temporary provision of law expires. Several hundred more will lose their benefits each month thereafter. Congress should act quickly to avert the severe hardship that this small but vulnerable group will face.