Category Archives: Capitol Hill

Grants Promote Early Childhood Education Efforts

Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS); Admin. for Children & Families (HHS); Program: Head Start Grantee – Cities of Butler, Cordele, Marshallville, Unadilla, and Vienna, Georgia (CFDA Number: 93.600) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1304); Eligibility: Schools, tribes, for-profits, universities, governments, … Continue reading

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House Spending Panel Reduces DoEd FY 2018 Funding Cuts Sought by Trump

The House Appropriations subcommittee on education significantly reduced the spending cuts sought by President Trump in the FY 2018 budget for the Education Dept. (DoEd), funding the department at $66 billion next year.

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Republican ACA Repeal Law would Boot 3 Million Children Off Health Care, Experts Sa

The House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would boot three million children off the healthcare rolls, while causing a total of 23 million people of all ages and income levels to lose health insurance by 2026, experts … Continue reading

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Senators Critical of FY 2018 DoEd Budget, Cuts, Proposed Vouchers

Republican and Democratic senators on the Senate education appropriations subcommittee sharply criticize President Trump’s FY 2018 Education Department budget request, which would reduce spending by 13.5%, the most since the Reagan administration.

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GOP ACA Reform Bill Would Reduce all Medicaid Coverage

The House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (HR 1628) would convert Medicaid into a per capita cap or block grant to the states, eventually shrinking coverage for children and youth now covered under the program, experts say. Under … Continue reading

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With FY 2017 Budget Finished, Congress Turns to FY 2018 Appropriations

Congressional appropriators will soon launch hearings on the federal budget for FY 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, after Congress successfully passed a spending bill for the current fiscal year which did not include deep cuts for domestic programs.

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Report: Tax Reform Must Not Be Balanced on Backs of Families, Children

President Trump and Republicans in Congress are considering tax reforms which could cut corporate tax rates and provide substantial relief for the wealthy while shifting the nation’s tax burden onto the poor, working families and children, a new report says. … Continue reading

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Revised GOP Health Plan Would Allow Insurers to Charge more for Pre-Existing Conditions

The revised House Republican health care bill — the American Health Care Act, or AHCA — would allow insurance companies to charge substantially more sicker enrollees, potentially pricing those with serious pre-existing conditions out of the market, experts say. A … Continue reading

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House Republican Health Plan Would Mean More Uninsured, Shifts Costs to States

The House Republican health care bill — the American Health Care Act, or AHCA — would dramatically increase the uninsured rated and shift billions of health care costs onto states, which are themselves strapped for cash, experts said.

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs to get Funding Aid

Agency: Justice Dept. (Nat’l Institute of Justice-NIJ); Program: Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence (CFDA Number: 16.560) (Funding Opportunity Number: NIJ-2017-11182); Eligibility: Governments, nonprofits, colleges and for-profits; Funding: $5 million … Continue reading

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