The latest from Capitol Hill on recovery package
The latest from Capitol Hill on recovery package

This page will be regularly updated as Congress debates the current reconciliation package. Check back for the latest.

Reflections from a housing legal aid attorney on how critical the housing investments are in the recovery package

Michael Santos, U.S. Poverty Senior Policy Associate, shares an excerpt of his remarks at a recent vigil on Capitol Hill for Build Back Better, reflecting on his time as a housing legal aid attorney representing low-income renters in San Francisco eviction court, and how the housing investments in the recovery package would help those who are struggling to access and afford a safe, stable, and secure home.

Mixed Bag in FY22 Senate Foreign Aid Spending Bill

After the Senate failed to pass 9 of the 12 appropriations bills through sub-committee and regular order, Chairman Patrick Leahy, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the full text of the remaining spending bills on Monday afternoon. This included the State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) bill, which includes several accounts RESULTS has been advocating for since February. Although there was some good news in the Senate appropriations bills overall—including a proposed 13 percent increase in non-defense programs—the SFOPS bill was a mixed bag.


Leadership on global education falls back to Congress, after Biden administration refuses to step up

At the financing summit for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) today, the Biden administration affirmed its intent to cut funding for global education.

RESULTS Welcomes Jennifer Koo as Grassroots Board Member

The RESULTS board includes four members elected by its grassroots body of volunteers, serving on the Executive Committee and representing RESULTS volunteer advocates. Koo’s term begins immediately.

RESULTS Welcomes Lily Callaway and Lindsay K. Saunders as Grassroots Board Members

RESULTS is excited to welcome Lily Callaway and Lindsay K. Saunders as new grassroots board members, elected by grassroots advocates across the United States.

Black Lives Matter

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are the product of centuries of unaddressed structural and systemic racism – the same forces of oppression that drive poverty.

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Speaking up to a senator in the national spotlight
Speaking up to a senator in the national spotlight

This fall Senator Sinema has been in the national headlines almost daily as Congress debates the essential recovery package. Her office is getting inundated with calls from lobbyists and activists and journalists from every part of the country. So the first time I met with her staff, I was incredibly nervous, wondering how I was even qualified.

New bipartisan bill would make big impact on global malnutrition

This week the bipartisan Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act was introduced in the Senate. The legislation (which has a bipartisan companion bill in the House of Representatives) is a positive sign of continued American leadership in global food security and nutrition.

Congress is on the brink of passing a historic recovery package… but it may not include expansion in rental assistance.

Congress is in the midst of negotiating the size and scope of the recovery package. The historic bill may not include housing investments, which would be devastating for many struggling households who have been impacted by the growing housing affordability, eviction, and homelessness crises. Now is the time to take action, while there is a brief window of opportunity to tell Congress why including housing investments in the recovery package is critical.

Four quick takeaways from the White House Covid-19 Summit

President Biden has convened a White House Summit with high-level government representatives, private sector leaders, and civil society to align around global Covid-19 goals and create a plan to vaccinate the world. Here are some key takeaways.

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