March 6, 2018

ISO: An Infrastructure Plan That Works for Women and Families

Last month, the Administration released its infrastructure plan. The details of this plan are deeply troubling. First, the plan assumes that $200 billion in federal investments (mostly gleaned from budget cuts) will stimulate $1.5 trillion in total

February 20, 2018

Trump Budget Strikes Blows to Women’s Health

Consistent with the Trump Administration’s attacks on women’s health, Trump’s 2019 Budget seeks to gut health care programs that are vital for women and limit women’s access to needed reproductive health care. Here are a few

February 14, 2018

The Trump Budget: Ineffective, Inefficient, and Just Plain Terrible for Women and Families

You may have heard it before, but it bears repeating: budgets reflect priorities. Last year, Congressional Republicans passed a budget resolution for FY 2018 with backwards priorities—increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion in order to deliver

February 7, 2018

#FightingForFamilies with State Tax Credits

As we’ve said many times, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law last December was a bad deal for women. The majority of its benefits go to millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations, and

January 19, 2018

From Tax Cuts for the Rich to Cuts to Vital Programs for Women and Families

Last month, President Trump and Congressional Republicans delivered a holiday present to the wealthy and large corporations by passing and signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, despite its historic unpopularity. As we said

December 20, 2017

Congress Passes Tax Cuts for Wealthy While Children and Dreamers Hang in the Balance

Today, Congress officially passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and President Trump signed it into law. Despite the bill’s extremely low approval ratings (hovering somewhere around 32%), the GOP rammed it through Congress on a

December 6, 2017

Why the GOP’s Tax Scam Sells Out Graduate Students

In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Senate passed its version of the tax bill, which would give large tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, add trillions of dollars to the deficit over the

December 5, 2017

The Senate Just Passed a #BadDealforWomen, But We’re Not Done Fighting

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Senate voted 51-49 to pass its version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which would make women and families pay for tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and

November 30, 2017

Trying to Balance on a Two-Legged Stool: If the Tax Bill Takes Away a Key Piece of the Health Care Law, Women Will Lose Access to Affordable Health Care

High out-of-pocket costs, debt, bankruptcy—this is what the health care market was like for many women and families before the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Senate tax bill being pushed by Republican leadership and President Trump

November 28, 2017

The Republican Tax Plan: What’s at Stake for Children

Republicans in the Senate are planning to schedule a vote this week on their version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” This bill would raise taxes for countless families in order to give new tax

November 21, 2017

A Feminist’s Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Though I’m definitely not a fan of its shady origins, present-day Thanksgiving combines a number of my favorite things: gratitude, framily, and food. (I will always be #TeamBrine

November 15, 2017

Terrible Things That the Senate Finance Committee Added to Their Tax Bill Yesterday

The Senate’s version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” like the House version that will be voted on as early as tonight, is a terrible, terrible bill. Yesterday, if possible, the Senate made it worse.