Posts tagged "House of Representatives"

What's your elected official doing to fight poverty?

It’s report card time. No, not for CPS students, but for Chicago lawmakers. The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law has put out a report card for every member of the U.S. House and Senate. The subject? What they’re doing to fight poverty. Nationwide, they found a trend that may or may not surprise... Read more »

Poor kids may be getting a better lunch, but less dinner

More fruits, vegetables and whole grains in school lunches – what could be wrong with that? Quite a bit if the U.S. House of Representatives passes a revamped school lunch bill. The legislation would give schools more money for lunches, but would do so by cutting funding for food stamps. That equation is raising the... Read more »