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  • The Next Continuing Resolution Must Prioritize Children and their Families

    Nearly 45 days ago, Members of Congress waited until the last minute to temporarily fund the government fund the government fund the government fund the government and prevent a shutdown. Now we are facing a similar predicament as the extension clock runs out this Friday, meaning Congress has only three days to either create another Continuing Resolution (CR) or actually pass a budget to keep the government funded and avert a shutdown right before the holidays.

  • What a Continuing Resolution Means for America’s Children and Youth

    “It’s time for our leaders to put aside partisanship and work toward a full federal budget”

  • Alarming Surge in Child Poverty Rates in 2022: Urgent Calls for Action

    Last week, the Census Bureau released the U.S. poverty data for 2022 using two different measures: the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) and the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). Children’s Defense Fund is disheartened to learn that the SPM child poverty rate has more than doubled from 5.1% in 2021 to 12.4% in 2022—that is more than 5 million more children living in poverty as a direct result of policy choices.

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