House Republicans have repeatedly proposed legislation that attacks and diminishes supplemental nutrition assistance.
Now that Congress is back in session, federal lawmakers should do their homework on nutrition support in the farm bill to better understand its critical importance not only for families struggling with hunger but also for the nation’s economy.
The march helped advance the cause of economic justice, and although conservative efforts to defeat this progress have had some success, there is cause for optimism and a need for action.
Issue Brief Predatory payday lending disproportionately affects the safety and economic security of low-income communities and domestic violence survivors.
Report Superstorm Sandy is just the latest in a long line of natural disasters that have tested the resilience of low-income communities and exposed the underlying socioeconomic problems these communities face year round.
Issue Brief A series of seismic changes are fundamentally altering how we should think about the relationship between public and private flows targeted at promoting development.
Child Support Enforcement could play a greater role in visitation, a key to fostering and maintaining the connection between fathers and their children.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, policymakers should focus on implementing ideas that can help fathers of color and low-income fathers improve their and their families’ lives.
Curbing access to supports such as supplemental nutrition assistance and the earned income and child tax credits not only undermines economic security for millions of undocumented immigrants, but also denies potential economic gains to millions of Americans.
Though a new study shows that suburban poverty is on the rise, it is important to remember that urban poverty still persists across the nation.
Video In this video, Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta, who served on the U.N. High-Level Panel, discusses the panel's recommendations to eradicate poverty and transform world economies through sustainable development.
CAP Chair John Podesta held a Twitter town hall to take questions on the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on April 8, 2013.
Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income provide critical lifelines for the roughly 12 million people with disabilities in the United States.
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes are being left in the dust as sequestration continues to take effect and Congress proposes more cuts to vital services.
Video Congress recently sprang into action to save air travelers from flight delays brought on by sequestration. But for the millions of Americans who can’t afford to get on a plane, they have yet to repeal devastating cuts to important programs for struggling families, seniors, and children—leaving us all to wonder where our nation’s most vulnerable fit into Congress’s priorities.