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Administration Publishes Final Work Requirement Regulation

December 4, 2019

By Zachary Tashman Today, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents”. According to the USDA’s regulatory impact analysis, this rule change would eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults by 2021. Currently, adults without dependents who do not meet the 20-hour per week […]

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Supplemental Security Income In the 116th Congress

November 6, 2019

By Zachary Tashman The SSI Program The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program was established in 1972 under Title 16 of the Social Security Act. The stated goal of SSI was to improve economic conditions for older adults and people with disabilities. The SSI program supplies monthly cash assistance for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. […]

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Final Overtime Rule Scheduled to Take Effect January 1st, 2020

October 23, 2019

By Marie Camino Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule , which revises provisions within the Fair Labor Standards Act that pertain to minimum wage and overtime pay exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The rule will raise the salary threshold for overtime exemptions from $455 weekly to $684 […]

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Higher Education Act Reauthorization Priorities

October 9, 2019

By Marie Camino As Higher Education Act Reauthorization negotiations continue, The National Assembly continues to track its progress and prioritize the following issues. Maintain and Expand Pell Grants The Federal Pell Grant Program is the single largest source of grant aid for postsecondary education attendance funded by the federal government. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides […]

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Issue Feature: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

September 25, 2019

By Zachary Tashman What is Child Nutrition Reauthorization? Child Nutrition reauthorization refers to the process of updating and making changes to multiple child nutrition programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The reauthorization process encompasses many programs that provide supports and services that help children and families afford food, […]

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