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  • Vouchers Work: Helping Vulnerable People Afford Decent, Stable Housing

    28 March 2017, by teddy.lederer
    This is the first in our “Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable (...)
  • GOP So Far Failing to Keep Three “Tax Reform” Promises

    28 March 2017, by nick.kasprak
    President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have both signaled that tax reform is their next top legislative priority. Any tax bill should keep three promises that they and other key Republican leaders have made: (1) No absolute tax cuts for the “upper class.” In an interview shortly after his (...)
  • 55,000 Housing Vouchers at Risk Under 2017 Funding Bills

    28 March 2017, by teddy.lederer
    State and local housing agencies will have to eliminate vouchers for 55,000 low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities if policymakers renew Housing Choice Vouchers for the rest of fiscal year 2017 at the average funding level that the House and Senate appropriations committees (...)
  • The Future of SNAP

    27 March 2017, by cbpp_admin
    Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I am Stacy Dean, Vice President for Food Assistance Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, an independent, non-profit, nonpartisan policy institute located here in Washington. The Center conducts research and analysis on a range of (...)
  • Trump Budget Would Cut Block Grants Dramatically, Underscoring Danger of Block-Granting Social Programs

    27 March 2017, by cbpp_admin
    President Trump’s “skinny” budget would eliminate four discretionary block grants that mainly serve low-income people, and set the stage for substantial cuts to others.
  • Greenstein: Congress Should Build on the Affordable Care Act’s Success, Not Reverse Our Progress

    24 March 2017, by cbpp_admin
    Today’s outcome allows the nation to continue its historic progress of the last seven years under the Affordable Care Act.
  • In Case You Missed It...

    24 March 2017, by cbpp_admin
    This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, the federal budget and taxes, and food assistance.
  • House GOP Bill Could Deprive Millions of Mental Health and Opioid Addiction Treatment

    24 March 2017, by cbpp_admin
    We explained earlier today why a Republican leadership plan to add $15 billion for behavioral health treatment and maternity coverage and newborn care to the House health bill would do little to offset the enormous damage that the underlying bill would do to millions who would lose these (...)
  • Population’s Aging Would Deepen House Health Bill’s Medicaid Cuts for States

    24 March 2017, by cbpp_admin
    Due to the proposal in the House Republican health bill to convert Medicaid to a per capita cap or block grant, the aging of baby boomers would likely exacerbate the federal Medicaid spending cuts over the long run.
  • Pre-ACA Health Insurance Market Isn’t Worth Returning To

    24 March 2017, by cbpp_admin
    I’ve already explained that if the pending House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) becomes law, plans that people buy on their own will be far skimpier — as bad as, or worse than, before the ACA.

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