Federal Priorities

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Federal Priorities

CWDA monitors federal regulations and policy changes affecting county human services programs.

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CWDA Statement on Governor’s State of the State Address
Counties share Governor Newsom's focus on urgent solutions to housing and homelessness crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 19, 2020

Contact: Mike Roth, 916-444-7170

COUNTY WELFARE DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS 

Sacramento, CA – The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) released the following statement today from Executive Director Frank Mecca on Governor Newsom’s 2020 State of the State address:

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CWDA Condemns Supreme Court Ruling on Public Charge
SCOTUS Allows Implementation Despite Active Lawsuits

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2020

Contact: Maya Polon, 818.288.6231

 

CWDA Statement on Supreme Court Public Charge Ruling

Sacramento, CA – The County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) released the following statement from Cathy Senderling-McDonald, Deputy Executive Director, condemning the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that lifts a nationwide injunction preventing the Trump Administration from implementing changes to the Public Charge rules:

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2020 Federal Priorities

The CWDA Board of Directors adopted the following 2020 priorities at its annual directors workshop in December 2019.

2020 CWDA Federal Priorities

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Immigration Resources

This section includes tools and resources for county human services agencies relating to immigration, health care and public benefits under current law. County humans service agencies are fielding many calls from clients and the community regarding immigrants’ eligibility for health and other public benefits given the proposed and current Trump Administration policies. 

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ACA Resources

This section will be updated with tools and resources for county human services agencies relating to the Affordable Care Act, including fact sheets on the number of people receiving Medi-Cal in California, briefings from policy and research organizations on the positive effects of the ACA, as well as how repealing the ACA would devastate Californians and the economy.

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Letters to Congress

This section contains letters expressing CWDA’s position on key human services bills before Congress.