Congress should support federal updates to the child support system that would be benefit families, children, and states.
There are several reasons for the falling Medicare projections, including lower estimates for health care cost growth, lower-than-expected costs for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program, and the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.
Rebalancing the OASI and Disability Insurance trust funds would ensure that Social Security is able to pay all promised retirement, disability, and survivor benefits for the next nearly two decades.
Funding cuts and staff reductions over the past two decades thus not only hurt Congress’ ability to run smoothly but have also resulted in Congress’ increasing reliance on outside groups.
Policymakers should not think of a carbon tax and the Clean Power Plan as an either-or proposition.
Because CACFP plays an outsized function by leveraging resources, Congress should make a concerted effort to make the program even stronger.
Both moral obligation and sound economic policy necessitate an end to predatory lending practices.
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Fair Housing Act does not prohibit policies with a discriminatory impact, potential renters and homeowners will lose a vital tool to ensure that they have equal access to housing.
The United States needs to rely on the considerable diplomatic tools available, as well as customs and law enforcement efforts, to stem the flow of IED components to militant groups.
Amtrak provides critical rail service to commuters across the country, particularly the Northeast. Without additional investment, however, it will be unable to meet demand.
Supporting federal laws such as the Every Child Deserves a Family Act can counter state-led efforts at discrimination—maximizing the chance that all children and youth can find loving, qualified parents and caregivers.
The outcome of the election—possibly the last until 2019—may determine the future of the Turkish Constitution of 1982, the position of religion in the public square, and the quality of Turkish democracy.
If Medicare is going to achieve its goal of moving away from fee-for-service payments, it must focus greater attention on bundled payment models which continuing to improve its accountable care organization programs.
The FBI—bolstered by the agents, expertise, and resources of a subsumed ATF—should take over primary jurisdiction of federal firearms enforcement.
People of color, particularly African Americans and Latinos, are unfairly targeted by the police and face harsher prison sentences than their white counterparts.