How Congress chooses to apportion funding will be essential to limiting the harmful impacts of what will be a very tight budget at the end of the day.
“People at this level of need are already going hungry,” said Sister Noreen Buttimer who works at the soup kitchen. “It’s frightening how we think about the poor.”
The House and Senate have convened a conference committee that will likely focus on whether to replace some of the sequestration cuts in place for fiscal year 2014
Rental assistance helps 300,000 veterans — the great majority poor or near poor — afford decent housing and was a central role in the 17% reduction in veterans’ homelessness.
In NJ 64,311 households currently receive assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and between 3,267 and 4, 272 families will l housing by the end of 2014.
In NJ, the end of the temporary boost means: A $90 million cut to the state and a total of 873,000 recipients (10% of the state population) affected.
Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) has actually found that instead of paying for anything, a tax holiday would cost billions of dollars a year.
As states adopt health reform’s Medicaid expansion and some federal policymakers promote radical structural changes in the program, critics have circulated a number of myths about Medicaid.
If UI had not become less effective at reducing poverty among unemployed workers between 2010 and 2012, the poverty rate would have fallen over that period to 14.7%.
In exchange for GOP agreement to reopen the government and raise the debt limit are seeking a highly unbalanced policies favored by one end of the political spectrum.