National Human Services Assembly

Bill Highlight: H.R. 4201

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Bill Highlight: H.R. 4201

By Zachary Tashman Bill Details In August, Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced the Baby Box and Maternal Assistance Act (H.R.4201), which aims to remedy high rates of infant mortality in the United States. This legislation would create a grant program that would provide funding for newborn care training to expecting parents, the services of certified […]

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Public Charge Regulation Effective October 15th

By Marie Camino Last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed it’s draft public charge inadmissibility regulation, aiming to change the threshold for becoming what the government defines as a “public charge.” The rule received over 200,000 public comments, and The National Assembly submitted a public comment in opposition to the rule due to […]

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Bill Highlight: Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act of 2019 (S. 873)

By Carrie O’Foran Each year, many Americans who are eligible and enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) experience coverage disruptions, which are periods of time when Medicaid or CHIP recipients lose their insurance. Disruptions occur because some states have renewals more than once a year, creating excess paperwork for enrollees and […]

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Member Highlight: YWCA No Hate, No Fear: Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women.

In April, YWCA celebrated its 13th annual Stand Against Racism, an action campaign that “highlights the injustices faced by immigrant communities,” on Capitol Hill by hosting a policy briefing. Panelists ranged from former members of the Obama administration to local attorneys, and shared valuable insights and everyday stories that solidified the need for a comprehensive […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

Since the Census Bureau announced the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the National Assembly has called for its removal. Adding the question would lead to a significant undercount and undermine the apportionment of congressional seats in some of the most populous states and urban areas, many of which have large immigrant populations. […]

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