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March 7, 2024

Proven Results: Highlighting the Benefits of Charter Schools for Students and Families

In 2002, I became a fifth-grade teacher at the lowest-performing public school in the South Bronx, New York City’s lowest-performing school district. A mere 16 percent of PS 277 students…

February 28, 2024

Reform the Safety Net to Counter the Economic Challenges Facing Women Considering Abortion

Chairman Whitehouse, Ranking Member Grassley, and committee members, thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Leslie Ford and I am an Adjunct Fellow in the Center for…

October 24, 2023

Testimony: The Consequences of Redrawing the Poverty Line

Chairman Smith, Chairman LaHood, Ranking Member Davis, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Work and Welfare, thank you for the opportunity to testify on poverty measurement. My name is…

October 24, 2023

Testimony: Hearing on Measuring Poverty

Chairman Smith, Subcommittee Chairman LaHood, Ranking Member Davis, and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify. I am Bruce Meyer, McCormick Foundation Professor at the…

September 29, 2023

Solutions to Reduce Government Improper Payments Involving Unemployment Benefits

Overview The coronavirus pandemic tested the nation’s unemployment benefits system more than any prior recession. Not only did far more individuals file claims for weekly benefits than ever before, but…

September 21, 2023

Testimony | Spurring Innovation in Workforce Development: Program Governance and Service Delivery

Chairman Owens, Ranking Member Wilson, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to present testimony on improvements Congress can make to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act…

July 17, 2023

Testimony: The Child Tax Credit: 25 Years Later

Chairman Bennet, Ranking Member Thune, and subcommittee members, thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Angela Rachidi and I am a Senior Fellow on poverty and opportunity…

July 17, 2023

Testimony: Correcting the Record on the Effects of Replacing the Child Tax Credit with a Child Allowance

Chairman Bennet, Ranking Member Thune, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, thank you for the opportunity to testify on the Child Tax Credit (CTC). My…

June 15, 2023

Testimony on Anti-Poverty and Family Support Provisions in the Tax Code

Introduction Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, and distinguished members of Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Bruce D. Meyer, and I am the McCormick Foundation…

June 13, 2023

Testimony: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Toward Better Employment and Health Outcomes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rVeKGHe44s&t=6s Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member Scott, and members of the Agriculture Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify on this important issue. My name is Angela Rachidi and I…