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House moves to gut school lunch program

There are already enough bullies in the lunchroom.

Now some members of the U.S. House are effectively trying to take our kids' lunch money -- by putting forward a bill that guts school lunch programs.

We're calling on Rep. John Kline, the chair of the Education and Workforce Committee, to clean up this bill and protect our kids before it hits the House floor for a vote.

Tell Rep. Kline: A hungry kid can't focus, and can't learn. Help put our kids on the path to success. Please don't cut school lunch programs.

The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill includes sneaky provisions that

New ITEP report: Immigration reform on local budgets

What impact would immigration reform have on the economy?

A new report from Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) estimates that, in additional tax revenue alone, local and state governments would see an additional $2.16 billion. This is just part of the economic benefits of immigration reform, which, in total, could add $1.5 trillion for our economy over 10 years.

The study accounted for local sales and excise taxes, property taxes, and incomes taxes, as well as the estimated potential wage boost and personal income tax compliance of undocumented immigrants. The report included a state by breakdown of how states could benefit from reform, which you can see below:

Real Tax Reform Should Close Offshoring Loopholes

The U.S. House held a hearing today about tax reform. Fair Share's signed on to a letter, via the FACT Coalition about what we think real reform is. Our priorities for tax reform are to make sure that every business plays by the same rules -- that large multinational compaies shouldn't be able to dodge taxes by hiding money overseas.

“Offshore loopholes and tax haven abuse cost U.S. taxpayers $150 billion per year,” explained Clark Gascoigne, Interim Director of the FACT Coalition, upon submitting the comments to the Committee.

White House Budget has Major Investments Targeting Child Hunger

Though the House has refused to hold hearings on the President's budget, the White House revealed several important measures that, if adopted, would make significant progress in ending child hunger in America. On Jan. 27, the White House held an event on how we can end child hunger in America, highlighting those budget proposals.

In a statement, the White House said:

The Obama Administration is dedicated to ensuring American children and families have the support they need to build a better future, especially when weathering life’s ups and downs, such as loss of a job, illness, or work that

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