social safety net

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has been negotiating with Republicans on an expansion of the child tax credit.
Emergency child care funding expires this weekend, dealing a blow to providers — and families too — unless Congress acts soon.
"Why did it take over 25 trips to the ER and countless near-death experiences to find this help?"
"For the bulk of my life, I’ve made roughly $28,000 a year, with two kids, as a single parent."
Progressives are criticizing the party’s leading plan to expand child care.
“We haven’t seen a shift like this since FDR,” one policy expert said.
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Several changes to food and disability benefits are included among the dozens of regulations lined up.
For some, the COVID-19 pandemic is an inconvenience, says a former Lehman Brothers executive. For others, it’s life and death.
The 2020 candidates have ambitious plans for tackling big challenges, but still aren’t ready to repair America’s social safety net.