Women and their families should find some current financial pressures—fueled partly by the gender wage gap—alleviated by recent policy wins, particularly if policymakers prioritize implementing new pathways to good jobs for women in the years ahead.
The Future of Higher Education in a Post-Debt Cancellation United States
Rose Khattar and Lauren Hoffman discuss how, in addition to recent reforms such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the student loan relief plan, more measures are necessary to finally close the pay gap that continues to limit economic opportunity for many women.
Rose Khattar and Jessica Vela discuss how equitable implementation of the Biden administration's major economic accomplishments, such as the Inflation Reduction Act, can help better support Hispanic and Latino workers.
Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will protect public health by improving adult access to vaccines and reducing harmful air pollution.
Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, reversing much of the progress made since Hurricane Maria in 2017; yet equitable, sustainable rebuilding and recovery is possible with key federal investments.
In a deeply divided nation, conservation remains an indisputably popular and bipartisan issue.
The strength and pace of recent job growth demonstrates the importance of public investment at scale for minimizing long-term harm for workers and their families.
Marquisha Johns and Nicole Rapfogel explain why the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, was the result of long-standing disinvestment, environmental injustice, and health inequities—and they urge state lawmakers to direct funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act toward the communities that need them most.
President Biden can use the Antiquities Act to close El Paso’s nature gap by designating Castner Range as a national monument, for which the area’s majority Latino and low-income community has been advocating for more than 50 years.
Jared Bass discusses what the U.S. Congress must do next to address the root causes of the student debt crisis.
Jared Bass discusses why President Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation plan was a meaningful step in what should be a broader mission of upholding the promise of higher education.