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Update Health Care Access-and the Safety Net-Under Threat 

The incoming administration and the congressional majority want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But the threats before us are much greater than one bill. We are looking at the biggest threat to health care access, Medicaid, and the future of the safety net that we have seen in 50 years. And it's coming fast—possibly even before the president-elect officially takes office.

Update Follow the (Trickle of) Money 

Once again, Congress did not complete its core task of funding the government. Instead the leadership will continue last year's funding until March 31, 2017.

Background Proposed Spending-2017 

Here's a chart that compares the spending proposed by the House and Senate appropriators, compared to what each program is likely to receive under a continuing resolution.

Register for Spring Lobby Weekend 2017 

Join hundreds of young adults for training and advocacy in Washington, DC. This year's event will be held from March 18-21.

Update A Conversation on Income Inequality 

Income inequality in our current economic system is a problem, both for fairness and for the strength of the economy.

Update Census Poverty Numbers are Encouraging, but Much Work Remains 

New poverty numbers are encouraging but highlight the need for expanding the EITC to more people.

Update Conversations that Open Hearts and Minds 

Democracy happens in difficult conversations, when we open our hearts and minds to the possibility that the person who disagrees with us is not motivated by malice and we explore the tensions between our beliefs, that our society progresses.

Update Native American Economic Development 

Native American Legislative Update

On September 21, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considered two bills to increase economic opportunity and resources in Indian Country.

Update Victory! Senate Rejects More Money for the Pentagon 

In late May, we told you about a back-room deal that could give $17 billion more to the Pentagon -- and that would have kept the vote off the record. You stepped up, making hundreds of calls opposing the deal. 

Background Understanding Block Grants and Merged Funding Streams 

Plans to address poverty often to include a plan to combine core safety net programs into a grant given to the states. Called "merged funding streams" or "block grants," these are bad policies. Evidence shows they leave the most vulnerable people in the most dire straits.

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