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June 2015 Update on our Issue Agenda

Tax Justice: Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

By Colleen Ross, Government Relations Associate

Many have believed it possible for the new Republican leadership in Congress and President Obama to reach some consensus on tax reform. Since Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) became chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in January, he has tried with Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the president to outline possible reform packages.

Update on NETWORK’s Legislative Agenda

December 10, 2014

NETWORK continues to be strongly engaged in lobbying Congress during these last few days of the 113th Congress. At the same time, we are gearing up for new challenges in 2015. Here is a brief overview:

Real-life Costs of Failure to Expand Medicaid in 24 States

The Council of Economic advisory has just released a sobering report entitled Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid. It show that states that refuse to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act hurt the health and financial wellbeing of a large number of their residents.

Opposition to Medicaid expansion is based on politics rather than the wellbeing of the people in those states. That is deeply reprehensible.

Update on Controversy Surrounding DHHS Decision on Contraception Coverage

Understanding the underlying issue and the reasons for the controversy. Read more

Legislative Update for the New Year

Members of Congress left Washington right before Christmas, 2011, setting themselves up to finish a lot of work when they return in January 2012. Read more

Protect and Strengthen Healthcare Reform!

As our nation marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing the historic healthcare reform law (March 23), we at NETWORK are working hard to educate Congress about the need to strengthen – not repeal – healthcare reform. Read more