Here’s what we’re following in Congress this week, including our reaction to President Trump’s proposed 2021 budget that would inflict significant damage to Latino communities.
Trump’s budget would drastically slash investments that educate, empower, and promote the health of hardworking Americans, including Latinos. Find out more here and in the video below.
As administration officials testify about the budget in Congress starting Tuesday, a subcommittee in the House of Representatives will discuss expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act.
WHERE WE STAND
Just one-quarter of Latino workers have access to paid family leave. We call for paid family leave policies that are available to ALL workers, ensure they keep their jobs, and offer them a high salary replacement while they’re on leave. Find out more in our 2020 UnidosUS Issues Platform.
Also in the House, the Oversight and Reform Committee will hear from U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham.
The Census has a direct influence on the future of our country. It determines everything from how much representation our communities have in Congress, to the amount of resources that are provided to the places we live.
One of our top priorities this year is making sure that all Latinos are counted so every voice can be heard. Visit our website today to learn more.