A new bill introduced in Connecticut called the Clean Slate Act would make expungement for people automatic after they remain crime-free for a set period of time.
Congressional Democrats’ new tax plan would increase the CTC for a minimum wage worker with two young children 72 times more than President Trump’s tax law did.
By introducing a state child tax credit—or improving an existing credit—state policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in their state’s next generation.
The Center for American Progress and partners gathered to discuss bipartisan clean slate legislation—policies to automatically clear certain criminal records and give people relief from discrimination.
President Trump’s end run around Congress would take nutrition assistance away from at least 755,000 people.
There is no room for cuts to SNAP, but President Trump wants to slash benefits anyway—raise your voice to fight back.
The Trump administration is trying to take food assistance away from 755,000 Americans struggling to find steady work.
The Trump administration’s proposed rulemaking to cut nutrition assistance would not only hurt struggling workers but would also hurt the American economy.
Trump’s morally bankrupt budget betrays the “forgotten men and women” he pledged to fight for, seeking to pay for his $2 trillion tax giveaway with massive cuts to programs on which everyday Americans rely.
Policymakers and economists must consider the challenges of disabled workers and other populations who face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market and implementing policies that affect it.
Puerto Rican families continue to suffer from unemployment and food insecurity following hurricanes Irma and Maria. They deserve to be able to put food on the table for their families, and Congress should address this much-needed funding now.
Lifting the outdated payroll tax cap would counteract the toll inequality has taken on Social Security’s finances and ensure the wealthy pay their fair share.
America’s lowest-paid workers have taken an effective pay cut of $13,330 since Congress last raised the minimum wage.
President Donald Trump’s shutdown is more than a debate around a wall: It is about the low-income, disabled, and indigenous peoples at and within our borders whose lives and economic security he is willfully endangering for political gain.
In 2018, Congress passed the United States’ largest ever increase of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, giving states across the nation more than $2 billion additional each year to invest in child care.