May 17, 2019

Maryland Improves Its Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to Help More Families

Since the wildly unpopular 2017 tax scam passed, replete with massive tax breaks for the rich and big corporations but very little for the rest of us, tax policy has given working families little to celebrate. But this week, Maryland families

April 12, 2019

How Tax Credits Can Help Domestic Violence Survivors

This is part of an ongoing series “Help More Domestic Violence Survivors Survive By”.  Domestic violence (DV) occurs across the socio-economic spectrum, but low-income survivors face unique challenges and barriers to ending an abusive relationship. Leaving an abusive partner may mean that

April 10, 2019

Want to Make the Economy Better for Women? Pass Tax Relief.

Today, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act – a critical piece of legislation that would begin to fix our tax laws to help working women and

March 19, 2019

Trump Is Paying for His Tax Cuts on the Backs of Women and Families

Yesterday, Trump released more details on his FY2020 proposal, attempting to justify billions of cuts to healthcare, nutrition, and more under the pretext that “it is imperative that the Congress take meaningful action to refocus Federal priorities and reign in

March 11, 2019

Don’t Look to the Trump Budget for Child Care Help — You Won’t Find It

Today, the Administration released initial information about its 2020 Budget request. Despite what the Administration claims, this preview shows that Trump does not prioritize the child care needs of families and children. Based on what we

March 11, 2019

Six Reasons the Trump Administration’s Budget Is a Disaster for Women and Families

This morning, the Trump administration released its budget blueprint for FY2020. As Maya Angelou warned us, “when people show you who they are, believe them.” And this budget shows us exactly who President Trump is and

December 20, 2018

This Holiday Season, the Administration Wants to Give You Another #TrumpShutdown

Update: The partial government shutdown began at midnight early Saturday morning. In case you haven’t been paying attention, tomorrow December 21 is the deadline for Congress to pass legislation to continue funding the government. The Senate

September 14, 2018

Tax Scam 2.0 Would Make A Bad Deal for Women Even Worse

Yesterday, one day after the U.S. Census Bureau released data showing that almost 16 million women 18 and over lived in poverty in 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee in its infinite wisdom passed a package

July 13, 2018

No #FalseChoice Here: Let’s Give Workers the Paid Leave They Deserve

Why are Republican lawmakers telling us we have to make a choice between financial security when we temporarily leave work to have a child or care for a sick family member, or financial security when we

May 7, 2018

The House Farm Bill: What’s At Stake for Parents and Children

A few weeks ago, the House Agriculture Committee passed the House farm bill along party lines. Republican leadership plans to schedule a floor vote soon. The House farm bill proposes major changes to the Supplemental Nutrition

April 16, 2018

The Hypocrisy Continues

Last week, the House voted on a dangerous Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. The BBA would require a balanced budget every year, even during recessions, and would limit spending to revenues collected in

April 12, 2018

Expanding SNAP Work Requirements Would Harm Women

After passing a massive tax break for big corporations and the wealthy few last year, the Administration and Republican leaders on the Hill have now set their sights on cutting food assistance for struggling women and