Today, 11 House Committee chairs sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to redefine the poverty threshold—a move that would drastically shrink eligibility for public programs such as Medicaid, housing assistance, and free school meals.
The strength and vibrancy of the American economy cannot be separated from our long history of welcoming people from around the world. Immigrants make significant contributions to our society and culture, but they also serve as engines for economic growth and innovation, creating new economic opportunities for the American people. The House Budget Committee will hear testimony on June 26th on the critical importance of immigration for the dynamism of our economy and the urgent need for comprehensive, commonsense reform that recognizes the cultural and economic contributions of those who seek to make a home here.
Chairman John Yarmuth gave the following opening statement at today’s hearing examining poverty in America and the economic realities facing struggling families.
Chairman John Yarmuth gave the following opening statement at today’s hearing on the costs of climate change and associated risks to the U.S. economy and the federal budget.