Trump's budget request: an assault on
people, state and local budgets, and our shared national interest. In addition to $54
billion in domestic cuts, the budget would slash $1.7 trillion from programs like
Medicaid, nutrition assistance, and TANF. CLASP’s Olivia Golden explained in The
New York Times: “This is overall an assault on a wide range of ordinary Americans
for the purpose of providing tax cuts to the wealthiest.”
Statement on FY2018 budget request
Olivia Golden quoted in New York Times
CBO Report: Health Bill Would Take Away
Medicaid from 14 Million People
people would lose health coverage by 2026 under the AHCA—including 14 million
who would lose Medicaid coverage. The AHCA would undo historic gains made
under the ACA, increase the uninsured rate, make coverage less comprehensive and
more expensive, and end Medicaid as we know it.
Statement on the CBO score of the AHCA
Omnibus Bill Averts Short-Term Crisis,
Yet Threatens Low-income People
through September 30, 2017. The bill rejects Trump’s demands to cut key domestic
programs and build a wall on our southern border. However, it also fails to set adequate
funding levels for programs that help low-income people meet basic needs. Many more
threats loom on the horizon. Trump remains committed to repealing the ACA, passing
tax cuts for the wealthy, and passing a FY2018 Budget that fulfills his deeply misguided
Statement on the omnibus bill
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concrete change for low-income people
CLASP is driving important policy change that helps poor and low-income people, including expanding access to post secondary education and workforce training; improving jobs through paid leave and fair scheduling; providing affordable, high-quality child care and early education; increasing education and employment for youth of color; and strengthening programs to help meet basic needs.
CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people. Working at the federal, state, and local levels, we develop practical yet visionary strategies for reducing poverty, promoting economic security, and addressing barriers faced by people of color. We combine a wide range of strategies for maximum impact, including two-generation approaches.
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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can help low-income, low-skilled workers overcome barriers to education and employment. CLASP’s Game Plan breaks down what you need to know to implement the law, advocate effectively with decision makers, and help families and individuals climb the economic ladder.
Fighting Back in 2017
Doubling down in states, keeping the vision alive. CLASP is standing up against President Trump’s damaging policies and defending programs that work for poor and low-income people.
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