Jeremy Slevin

Jeremy Slevin

Jeremy Slevin is the Associate Director of Advocacy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.

 

 

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, conduct a photo-op in Russell Building before a meeting on July 17, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Views
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Confirming Kavanaugh Would Be a Disaster for Workers and People in Poverty
By now, most of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s decisions and speeches have been pored over by both advocates and reporters. But comparatively little attention has been paid to a posture that has defined Kavanaugh’s legal career: a consistent willingness to side with the rich and...
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Saturday, June 02, 2018
The UN Just Published a Scathing Indictment of US Poverty
The United Nations has released a scathing report on poverty and inequality in the United States. The findings, which will be presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council on June 21, follow an official visit to the United States by Philip Alston, the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and...
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"The tax bill currently making its way through Congress would exacerbate inequality in one of the most unequal states in the country." (Photo: AP Photo/John Bazemore) Views
Friday, December 15, 2017
What Doug Jones’ Win Means for People in Poverty
Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama Senate race is just over a day old, but the hot takes are still pouring in. For some, the outcome is a signal that Democrats can win both houses of Congress in 2018. For others, it is an outlier —a race that a Republican not accused of sexually assaulting children...
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It’s a great deal for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations, and a lousy one for the middle and working class. Views
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Are You In One Of The 36 Million Families Whose Taxes Will Go Up Under the House Bill?
This week, without a single hearing, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” After weeks of claiming that all middle-class taxpayers would see a tax cut, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took the rare step of admitting to a lie over the weekend...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Trump Is Trying to Cut Disaster Relief to Build a Border Wall
On Monday, President Donald Trump was asked point-blank whether he supports cutting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) budget in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. His response: “No.” Left unmentioned was the fact that, earlier this spring, the president of the United States called...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
If the Media Keeps Ignoring Health Care, We’ll Lose It
There is a giant scandal in Washington this week—and it’s not the one blaring from your television screen. Largely without media scrutiny, the United States Senate is quietly getting ready to pass their version of the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If it looks anything like the...
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
These Families Were Directly Threatened by Trump’s Agenda in His First 100 Days
Media coverage of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president has largely focused on what Trump didn’t do during his brief time in office—from his stalled attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to his reversal on campaign promises like exiting NAFTA or building a wall funded by Mexico . Indeed,...
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Friday, March 31, 2017
The Labor Secretary Nominee Promised to Defer to Trump. That’s a Problem for Workers.
Last week’s political news was dominated by the stunning failure of congressional Republicans’ health care bill. The resulting chaos will ultimately preserve health insurance for 24 million Americans, but it allowed the March 22 confirmation hearing for Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s second...
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Thursday, June 09, 2016
Nightly Newscasts Have Virtually Ignored Poverty in 2016. Here’s Why.
One in two Americans will experience poverty or near poverty during their working years. But you wouldn’t know that from watching the news. Nightly news broadcasts on the three major television networks barely mentioned the 47 million Americans living in poverty in the first quarter of 2016...
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Sunday, May 15, 2016
If You’re Low-Income, America Is Still an Oligarchy
The U.S. isn’t an oligarchy after all. At least that’s the argument in a recent article by Vox’s Dylan Matthews. Matthews cites new research finding that the rich and middle class agree on about 90 percent of bills that come before the United States Congress. He adds: That leaves only 185 bills on...
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