Hill, The

Since its launch in 1994, The Hill has been the newspaper for and about Congress, breaking stories from Capitol Hill, K Street and the White House.
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The newspaper and its online platform connect the political players, define the issues, and influence the way Washington’s decision-makers view the debate.

The Hill breaks stories that gain national attention, it profiles lawmakers and aides, and it publishes features on the politics, networking and society of the federal capital.



Children win with feds’ policy reversal supporting legal representation

Amy Harfeld
Hill, The
February 2, 2019
Children are the most vulnerable parties in child abuse and neglect cases, with every element of their lives and their very freedom at stake as they face being placed in state custody, otherwise known as foster care. They need lawyers, and good ones at that.


Trump is targeting unauthorized illegal immigrant children — US citizen kids could be next

Cori Alonso-Yoder
Hill, The
August 8, 2018
These policies demonstrate the White House’s dwindling hesitation to increase penalties on the most vulnerable in order to advance its nativist objectives.


Funding restrictions for human trafficking grants can prevent victims from getting justice

Cyrus Vance Jr., Kate Mogulescu
Hill, The
June 17, 2018
The change, prompted by the Trump administration, denies survivors access to critical legal representation that helps them achieve independence, safety and stability.


Legal aid ensures equal justice for all; Congress must increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Hilarie Bass
Hill, The
April 27, 2018
It helps disaster victims get the government assistance to which they are entitled. When domestic violence survivors need protection, LSC lawyers help obtain court orders. And LSC helps tenants who face illegal evictions.


Senators, ask Dr. Ronny Jackson about civil legal aid for homeless vets

Hill, The
April 24, 2018
As someone who works with vulnerable veterans every day, I’m concerned that amid all the controversial issues sure to arise at his hearing a little-known but highly effective tool for veterans’ well-being will be omitted: civil legal aid.


Trump has a chance to help domestic violence survivors

Martha Bergmark
Hill, The
February 28, 2018
If he wants to change the story, and at the same time provide real support for survivors of domestic violence, the president has an opportunity at his fingertips: Defend, don’t defund, the Legal Services Corporation.


Scrapping loan forgiveness for public servants hurts our democracy

Christopher P. Chapman
Hill, The
November 11, 2017
Broad access to justice is essential to the preservation of any democracy, and yet many Americans struggle to afford adequate legal representation.


In Ohio, we lost a mom of 4 to Trump’s ruthless immigration policies

Emily Brown, Kathleen Kersh
Hill, The
April 17, 2017
Regardless of how one feels about immigration policy, we can certainly all agree that no parent should have to live with that fear of a world in which her children must grow up without her.


Our democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget

John Barrow
Hill, The
March 29, 2017
It’s dumb because killing the LSC will do next to nothing to balance the budget.


Workplace discrimination against pregnant women continues

Laura Brown
Hill, The
October 3, 2016
Policy changes, like the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act are important, but aren’t enough. Another necessary part of the solution is ensuring women have access to the legal help they need to defend their rights. For low-income pregnant women who can’t afford a lawyer, the availability of civil legal aid is critical.

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Lawmakers launch legal aid caucus

Lydia Wheeler
Hill, The
December 1, 2015
Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) launched the Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus on Tuesday to advocate for civil legal aid programs and ensure access to representation is never limited by income.

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Funding civil legal aid: A bipartisan issue

Sharon Browne, Martha Minow
Hill, The
April 13, 2015
The funding crisis for civil legal aid puts America’s commitment to justice at stake. Funding for civil legal aid is a bipartisan issue.

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