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This week on the Voices for Human Needs Blog 

HEAD SMACKER: IF YOU AINT CHEATING, YOU AINT TRYING  MAY 22, 2015
“If you aint cheating, you aint trying.” That’s what a currency trader at Barclays Bank shared in an online chat room about criminal currency manipulation. Those words to live by have resulted in four mammoth banks pleading guilty to federal collusion charges. They will pay fines of $5.6 billion.
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CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF HEAD START WITH AN #EARLYEDCHAT MAY 20, 2015
Head Start is celebrating its 50th birthday! Join us and other advocates for the weekly #EarlyEdChat to celebrate this important milestone for the Head Start program. On May 21st at 2pm ET, MomsRising and special guest National Head Start Association hosted a tweetchat via the #EarlyEdChat hashtag.
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FACT OF THE WEEK: NEARLY ONE IN FOUR CHILDREN IN THE U.S. IS SERVED BY THE FEDERAL CHILD SUPPORT PROGRAM MAY 20, 2015
In Idaho, the proportion of children relying on Child Support Services is even higher – 28 percent. Many in the state learned that the hard way this week, as Idaho’s state legislature held an unusual special session to take up legislation to prevent the state from losing access to federal child support collection resources.
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HUMAN NEEDS REPORT: APPROPRIATIONS SHOWDOWNS LOOMING AND TANF REFORM MAY 19, 2015
CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on looming appropriations showdowns and proposals to reform TANF that would help (and hurt) recipients.
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Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee Podcast: 

We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on how Fast Track could apply to a trade deal worse than the TPP, how an amendment to the TPP could result in severe cuts to Medicare, what's behind big banks pleading guilty to market manipulation and the sudden resignation of Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic. Listen to podcast here

 

From the Coalition on Human Needs, The Human Needs Report May 19, 2015
Complete Human Needs Report:
http://www.chn.org/human-needs-report/2015/05/19/ (HTML)
http://www.chn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/May-19-2015.pdf (PDF)

IN THIS EDITION
Appropriations Showdowns Looming – Obama Administration Continues Strong Opposition to House Funding Bills
When the House Appropriations Committee sent the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Energy and Water bills to the House floor, the Obama Administration issued veto threats. Not content to wait until appropriations bills are on their way to the floor, the Administration has started to demonstrate its determination to reject sequestration cuts by writing letters to House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-KY) before bills are taken up in full committee. READ MORE »

Reforming TANF – Proposals that Would Help (and Hurt) Recipients
On April 30, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on reforming the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Due for reauthorization in 2010, the TANF block grant has instead been extended several times, and its funding was last extended through September of this year. READ MORE »

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