Budget

New Champions of Child Abuse Prevention Step Forward

  On Tuesday, March 8, Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-WA) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) began circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter to House offices seeking signers onto a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education requesting significant increases in CAPTA funding. CWLA members and other advocates can call or send an e-mail to their member

Budget Repeats Unsuccessful Cuts and Ideas

The President’s budget, with greater detail later today or this week does reveal enough to demonstrate that the Administration is going a third round on some past budget cuts that went nowhere in a Congress run by his own party. The general descriptions provided included in the Budget for a Better America outline, proposes cuts

Partial FY 2020 Budget Released Today

  Today, the President will release a part of his FY 2020 budget. The budget is scheduled for the first week of February but due to the government shutdown it was delayed. Today’s unveiling will be only part of the Administration’s proposal. It is expected that the Administration will propose a five percent cut in

A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

On Thursday, February 28, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) released the results of their nearly two year study on reducing child poverty in the United States, A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty. CWLA President & CEO Chris James-Brown was one of the 15 member committee that studied the issue and wrote

State of Babies Yearbook Unveiled on Capitol Hill

Shaquita Ogletree On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Zero to Three and Child Trends held the Think Babies Policy Forum and announced the release of the State of Babies Yearbook: 2019. “The first three years of a child’s life shape every year that follows, and the state where a baby is born makes a big difference

CAPTA Reauthorization Coming in Weeks, Maybe Days

  A reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) could move early this spring. Behind the scenes the key committees in the House and Senate have been working and discussing potential changes. The key committees are the House Education and Labor Committee and the Senate HELP Committee. Although Congress has added to

The State of Babies Yearbook 2019

Shaquita Ogletree The State of Babies Yearbook (The Yearbook), an initiative of the Think Babies campaign, created by Zero to Three and Child Trends is a tool that shows the well-being of babies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The data illuminate the fact that what state a baby is born in

U.S. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Ready to Launch Campaign

  With the NAS report on cutting child poverty in half now released, the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is ready to launch their effort and campaign to make it come true. CWLA is a part of this coalition which announced the launch of End Child Poverty U.S., a national campaign to establish a

Annual Poverty Guidelines Updated

The Department of Health and Human Services updated their annual poverty guidelines this month. The annual guidelines set poverty at $12,490 for 1, $16,910 for 2, $21,330 for three and $25,750 for a family of four. There are separate calculations for Alaska (a family of four is $32,190) and Hawaii (a family of four is

Budget Deal Passes, Onto FY 20202 and Unfinished Items

FY 2019 is now complete with 25 percent of the budget agreed to by a combination of a Republican-run Senate and a Republican-run and Democratic-run House of Representatives spread over two congresses (See details below). The fractured process closes a book on the agreed to spending targets set for FY 2018 and FY 2019 and

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