President Trump Expected to Propose Billions in Cuts from Anti-Poverty Basic Assistance Programs

By Ashley Burnside, Emerson Hunger Fellow via the Congressional Hunger Center
May 16, 2017

Along with working on the American Health Care Act, Congress has been busy strategizing for the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget and tax reform legislation. President Trump is expected to release his full FY2018 budget on May 23. In March, President Trump released a blueprint of his budget, which included devastating cuts to non-defense discretionary programs. 

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Grow your knowledge at the RESULTS International Conference

By RESULTS
May 08, 2017

This summer, you have an opportunity. New policy and funding proposals are threatening the futures of millions of people here and around the world. The time is ripe for action. Come together and learn with hundreds of other passionate advocates from all over the world at the RESULTS International Conference. Hone your advocacy skills throughout the conference, and on the final day, take action and meet with your member of Congress. Here is a taste of what you will experience.

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Final FY17 Spending Bill Includes Good News for RESULTS’ Global Poverty Priorities

By Crickett Nicovich, Senior Advisor for Global Policy and Government Affairs
May 04, 2017

Today, in the middle of the contentious House health care vote on C-SPAN 1, over on C-SPAN 2 the Senate finally passed the $1.1 trillion fiscal year 2017 (FY17) government spending bill. There are a few positives on our global poverty work that RESULTS advocates can be really proud of in this final bill.

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President Trump’s Tax Reform Proposal Prioritizes Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and Corporations

By Ashley Burnside, Emerson Hunger Fellow via the Congressional Hunger Center
May 02, 2017

Late last week, President Donald Trump released his tax reform plan to the American public. The tax cuts in the president’s plan disproportionately benefit wealthy Americans and large corporations. When the United States has an increasing wealth gap and an increasing racial wealth gap, the last thing we should be focusing on is giving tax breaks to the wealthy.

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