Defined-contribution plan account holders should have to obtain written spousal consent to take payment from the account in a form other than a joint-and-survivor annuity.
Policymakers should establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
Qualified candidates should receive free or significantly discounted media advertisements. They should also receive reduced postage for mailings.
Federal, state, and local governments should maintain substantial penalties for violations of campaign finance laws.
Policymakers should expand disclosure requirements for all funds spent on elections or ballot initiatives.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
States should make it as simple as possible for grandparents and other caregiver relatives to enroll in school children in their care or obtain medical treatment for them.
Public-benefit programs should ensure that families headed by grandparents and other caregiver relatives receive sufficient support for economic security an
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Congress should allocate sufficient funding to strengthen the administrative capacity of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to better meet the needs of applicants and benefi