National Human Services Assembly

Bill Highlight: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Bill Highlight: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

By Zachary Tashman On March 18, the Senate passed, and the President signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) an emergency package of legislation that guarantees “free coronavirus testing, expands nutrition security programs, establishes paid sick leave, enhances unemployment insurance, and increases federal Medicaid funding.” Both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority […]

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Issue Feature: Calculating Poverty in the United States

By Zachary Tashman In early February, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing entitled, “A Threat to America’s Children: The Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to the Poverty Line Calculation” in reaction to a May 2019 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) public notice widely seen as raising the possibility of changing the […]

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Issue Feature: Paid Family Leave

By Zachary Tashman Background The United States is the only developed country in the world that does not guarantee paid time off for families to take care of a newborn child or a sick relative on a national level. Though the federal government guarantees women 12 weeks unpaid job protected maternity leave through the Family […]

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New Reports – Disability Supports and Benefits of Intergenerational Shared Sites

Below are two new reports from National Assembly member organizations, The Arc and Generations United. New Report on Disability Supports for Families and Individuals In 2017, The Arc launched the Family & Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey, to assess the state of caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the […]

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