Hunger

The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin surveyed more than 4,000 undergrads at community colleges across the country. The results? Twenty percent of students reported being hungry, 13 percent homeless.
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Health Care

House GOP leaders have also yet to release the official budget score that details the cost of the plan and how many people could lose insurance, a huge issue for moderates who fear blowback in their swing districts.

House GOP leaders have also yet to release the official budget score that details the cost of the plan and how many people could lose insurance, a huge issue for moderates who fear blowback in their swing districts.
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2017 Federal Budget

Trump’s budget plan depends on wholly unrealistic cuts to the rest of government

There would be almost no health care or nutritional support for the poor (Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Massive cuts would have to be made to veterans’ health care, child care, education, college assistance, Head Start, job training, national parks, medical research, legal services, Border Patrol, the FBI, courts, homeland security, housing, transportation — almost all of these programs would have to go.
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President, Congress must protect programs that keep hunger at bay

 Despite the president’s campaign statements that he will be the protector of federal programs aimed at helping elderly and low-income Americans, there is reason to fear that budget cutters in the administration and the House of Representatives will prevail and the soon-to-be-released fiscal 2018 budget outline will significantly undercut federal programs that help low-income individuals and families.