Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent on takings.
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty Meas
A variety of criteria should be used when evaluating proposals to stimulate the economy:
Relief packages for people facing hardships due to economic downturns should be temporary and well-targeted. Preference should be given to measures that also would stimulate economic activity.
The debate over immigration to the U.S.
Policymakers should increase food benefits and expand eligibility for food programs.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that reintegration programs for people released from the criminal-justice system address the employment, housing and health needs of older adults.
Access to government benefit programs should be fair and equitable.
The definition of household in SNAP regulations should be clarified. It should be easier for extended families to qualify for and receive adequate benefits.
Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should ensure that states do not deter the use of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards needed for services.