Miscellaneous – House Speaker Ryan Releases Anti-Poverty Plan

Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released, “A Better Way: Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility.” Among its recommendations, the plan proposes altering the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) childhood disability program to provide “…services in lieu of cash benefits…” The Arc and other national disability organizations strongly oppose proposals to end SSI’s modest but effective financial support for low-income children with severe disabilities and their families. Speaker Ryan’s plan also offers a number of proposals related to early childhood development, education, employment, housing, nutrition programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Unemployment Insurance, and related programs.

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