Both political parties in Washington are beginning to grapple with the Donald Trump’s stunning upset in the presidential race and the unanticipated continuing control of the Senate by Republicans. Both houses of Congress and the executive branch will be led by the GOP. Given the rancor between Trump and many Republican leaders, it remains unclear how exactly those dynamics will unfold politically and ultimately policy-wise. What is known, however, is that Republicans will likely pursue more aggressively a number of health and human services proposals that have died in recent sessions of Congress.
Updates in the CWDA November Federal Update include information on some of those proposal, such as:
- Affordable Care Act Repeal
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- Block Grants for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)
- TANF/Foster Care/Other Entitlements