Poverty Scorecard
Rating members of congress

Policy Matters

Policy matters. Each year, through the legislative process our elected officials choose whether or not to adopt policies that address the issues facing low-income Americans. Whether it’s legislation that supports efforts to promote fair housing, or a resolution that expresses support for programs that improve the quality of life of low-income children, progressive policies can and do have an impact on the lives of Americans in poverty. Learn more about specific policy initiatives by choosing a subject area below.

Budget and Tax

Early Childhood




Health Care

Higher Education



Public Benefits

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