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The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)was designed to cover uninsured children in families with incomes that are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #CHIP #ProtectOurCare
The legislation to create CHIP was sponsored by Senator Ted Kennedy in a partnership with Senator Orrin Hatch, with support coming from First Lady Hillary Clinton during the Clinton administration. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll #CHIP
In 1997, 10 million children were without health insurance, many of whom were in working families with incomes just above states’ Medicaid eligibility levels. Since the enactment of CHIP, the %of children lacking health insurance has been halved. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
#CHIP By 2012, fewer than 5 million children were uninsured for more than a year. The number of children without health insurance decreased to 3.8 million in 2016 #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
In 1979, President Carter advocated for creating a cabinet-level Department of Education.
Upgrading Education to cabinet level status in 1979 was opposed by many in the Republican Party #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #Edupolicy
The primary functions of the Department of Education are to "establish policy for, administer & coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights." #DemHistory #DeptOfEducation
The Department of Education is a member of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness,and works with federal partners to ensure proper education for homeless and runaway youth in the United States. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The energy crisis of the 1970s demonstrated the need for unified energy planning within the federal government. On August 4, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (Public Law 95-91), #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DOE
The Department of Energy, activated on Oct. 1, 1977, provided the framework for a comprehensive national energy plan by coordinating federal energy functions. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #DOE
The new #DOE was responsible for long-term, high-risk research & development of energy tech, federal power marketing, energy conservation, energy regulatory programs, central energy data collection & analysis program & nuclear weapons research, development & production.#ForAll
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
President Barack Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2010 also included $1.83 billion in funding for major transit projects, of which more than $600 million went towards 10 new or expanding transit projects. #ForAll #MassTransit #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat
The US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was founded as a Cabinet department in 1965, as part of the "Great Society" program of President Lyndon Johnson, to develop and execute policies on housing and metropolises. #DemHistory #ForAll
HUD was originally tasked with providing “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.” As its current mission statement outlines: #DemHistory #ForAll #WhyIVoteDemocrat
An important part of HUD’s mission is enforcing the 1968 Fair Housing Act, part of the Civil Rights Act which makes it unlawful to refuse to sell, rent to, or negotiate with any person because of that person's inclusion in a protected class.#DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
To learn more about HUD’s mission and programs and why the wrong people are in charge now, refer to this article..… Remember to #VoteBlue because #DemsWork4USA and are #ForAll #DemHistory
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a United States labor law amending the Fair Labor Standards Act, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex (see Gender pay gap). It was signed into law on June 10, 1963, by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program. #DemHistory #ForAll
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is a US labor law that forbids employment discrimination against anyone at least 40 years of age in the United States. In 1967, the bill was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The goal of the ADEA is to prevent age discrimination. It also applies to the standards for pensions and benefits provided by employers, and requires that information concerning the needs of older workers be provided to the general public.#DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)of 1978 is a US federal statute that amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to "prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.The Act covers discrimination "on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions." #ForAll
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is a US labor law governing the federal law of occupational health and safety in the private sector and federal government in the United States. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #OSHA
OSHA was enacted by the Democratic 91st Congress. Its main goal is to ensure employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards;exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers,heat or cold stress,or unsanitary conditions. #ForAll
The Occupational Safety and Health Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
#DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #OSHA #NIOSH #ForAll
In 1997, the Clinton Administration put $43 million into a food safety initiative that created many of the regulations we see and hear about today. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #FoodSafety
Today, we have the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in 2011 and is considered the most significant food safety legislation in over 70 years. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #FoodSafety
#WhyIVoteDemocrat The major difference between the FSMA and those of the past is that the focus has switched from responding, to contamination, to prevention. The law gives the FDA authority to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested and processed. #DemHistory #ForAll
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDemocrat #ForAll
The CCC was a major part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal that provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state, and local governments. #DemHistory #ForAll #WhyIVoteDemocrat
CCC enrollees planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America;built trails, lodges & related facilities in more than 800 parks;upgraded most state parks, forest fire fighting methods & built a network of service buildings & public roadways in remote areas #DemHistory
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