Children’s HealthWatch Statement on Withdrawal of Proposed Revisions by USDA and HUD

Children’s HealthWatch, a network of pediatricians and child health experts, celebrates the recent withdrawal of several previously proposed or finalized rules that threatened the health, well-being, and stability of children across the United States. Specifically, we applaud the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for taking action to revoke the proposed harmful revision of categorical eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) definitions and withdrawing a proposed rule that would have negatively impacted mixed immigration status families in public or subsidized housing. Together – and in concert with steps already taken by the Administration to reverse other harmful rules and stabilize families – these actions signal a strong commitment to expand and restore benefits for families and reduce racial and economic inequities.