At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure.
Join CPPP in advocating for smart public policies at the federal, state and local levels!
Don’t Abandon Hungry Texans
The U.S. Depart of Agriculture’s proposed rule on SNAP Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances would cut program benefits by a total of $4.5 billion over five years. Despite record-low unemployment rates, Texas continues to be one of the hungriest states in America. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “food stamps”) is the first line of defense for 3.4 million low-income Texans who rely on it to help feed their families. Now proposed federal rule changes are attacking this vital lifeline for families trying to keep food on the table. Learn More: CPPP’s comments on the USDA’s Notice of Proposed Rule regarding Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances.
Be Part of the Rx for TX
Year after year, advocates in Texas have worked to try and improve the state of health care with very little success. But the stakes are too high to accept inaction from our legislature. That’s why CPPP is proud to be part of the #SickOfItTX campaign to build a grassroots network of informed and engaged activists committed to making health care the key issue for Texas policymakers and candidates in the 2020 elections and the 2021 legislative session.
Learn More: #SickOfItTX