Jennifer Uzzi-Silverio, a former teacher who works for a Catholic teacher’s union, not only has to continuously stretch her dollars at the supermarket, she has cut back on certain food items for herself to ensure that her two sons, James, 17, and Jackson, 10, have enough.
The supply chain issues and rising prices that have snarled businesses across the country also have had an impact on the ever-popular Lenten fish fries in the Diocese of Nashville.
Before the expansion, 27 million children — including about half of Black and Latino children and half of children living in rural communities — received less than the full credit or no credit because their families’ incomes were too low.
President Joe Biden unveiled his proposed budget of $6 trillion for fiscal year 2022 that would include spending to improve and modernize the nation’s infrastructure, provide free pre-K and community college, and increase domestic programs aimed at boosting public health and helping the poor. His plan does not include the Hyde Amendment.
The monthly jobs report for May showed that the U.S. economy had surprising strength, despite the shutdown caused by COVID-19. More than 2 million jobs were added last month.