Children and Youth Funding Report

On Capitol Hill

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With Hot Mic, Senators Call Trump ‘Crazy,’ Budget ‘Irresponsible”

In an unguarded moment at the close of a Senate committee hearing, two senators talked about the metal stability of the sitting president and the lack of responsibility of his budget process.

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14 Million Would have Lost Insurance under GOP Healthcare Reforms

About 14 million people now covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have lost coverage next year under a failed Republican plan to replace the ACA and replace it with less generous provisions for children and families. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Offi...

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ACA Repeal Could Trigger Broad State Economic Disruption

Repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could lead to significant economic disruption and substantial job losses in every state, according to new research by Milken Institute School of Public Health. In 2019 alone, 2.6 million people could lose their jobs. These losses could rise ...

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Opioid, Drub Abuse Prevention Bill Becomes Law

President Obama has signed into law S 524 (PL 114-198), a measure providing new resources for drug treatment activities.

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Juvenile Justice Advocates Urge Increased Funding

Juvenile justice advocates urge Congress to adopt several pending bills that would expand funding for community-based services for justice-involved youth and increase education and workforce development opportunities for currently and formerly incarcerated youths.  The Center for Law and S...

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Advocates Urge Senate Passage of New Child Nutrition Bill Update

Advocates remain hopeful the full Senate will take up bipartisan legislation to reauthorize child nutrition program, the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, soon. The bill would update the USDA $5 billion child nutrition programs and passed the Senate Agriculture Committe...

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On Capitol Hill: IRS Withdraws Proposal, Check Your Mileage (Rates)

IRS Withdraws Controversial Gift Proposal:  A proposal introduced last fall would have allowed -- but not required -- nonprofits to annually file a new form with the IRS. It would have been an alternative to providing donors with written charitable gift acknowledgements to substantiate their s...

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NCLB Architect Boehner to Resign as House Speaker, Leaving Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner, one of the primary architects of the No Child Left Behind law, will resign from his position and give up his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of October. Boehner (R-OH) was elected House Speaker in 2010 and was chairman of the House Educatio...

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Senate Bill Would Increase States’ Ability to Address Summer Child Hunger

Senators introduce a bipartisan bill that would help social service agencies extend access to summer federal child nutrition programs during the summer months to disadvantaged children and youth who might otherwise go hungry. The Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act, S 1966, would provide meals for...

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Bill Would Expand Pell Grants for Students Seeking Job Training

A new bill would expand Pell Grant eligibility to include students in high-quality, short-term job training programs that are at least eight weeks long and lead to industry-recognized credentials. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus, introduced the...

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