CLASP Federal Policy Recommendations for 2009 and Beyond

Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Alan W. Houseman

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: Economic security; Social justice; Presidential transition

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


CLASP has developed an extensive federal policy agenda for the next President and Congress directed at improving the lives of low income people. The detailed agenda makes recommendations for changes in policy at all levels of the federal government: the White House, Federal departments and agencies, the budget and appropriations' process, and the law-making process in Congress.

This publication provides an overview of our agenda organized into eleven key recommendations. Taken as a whole, the eleven recommendations call for increasing investments in effective programs and funding streams that concretely help children, youth, and families thrive; strengthening and modernizing the nation's safety net; and building supportive pathways for low-income youths and adults to good jobs that sustain families and communities.