NLIHC Signs On to Letter Urging Congress to Vote against Public Charge Resolution

NLIHC signed on to a letter by the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) coalition urging Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against a resolution to overturn the Biden administration’s “public charge” rule. NLIHC is also urging other advocates to sign on to the letter by Friday, June 9. A vote on the resolution is expected as early as June 12.

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a “Congressional Review Act” (CRA) resolution to overturn the Biden administration’s “public charge” rule, a common-sense policy that overturned the Trump administration’s 2017 public charge rule (see Memo, 5/22). President Biden’s public charge rule clarified that non-cash assistance provided through housing programs and other programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid does not count towards the public charge test. Two Democratic Senators – Joe Manchin (WV) and Jon Tester (MT) – voted with the Republican majority to overturn the Biden rule. Though President Biden has publicly committed to vetoing the resolution, PIF is calling for an all-out push to minimize the number of members in the House who vote in favor of the CRA resolution.

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