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Juan Carlos Ordóñez

Juan Carlos Ordóñez

Juan Carlos Ordóñez is the communications director of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, as well as the host of the podcast Policy for the People. Outside of work, Juan Carlos likes to spend time tending to his garden.

COMMENTARY

Congress knows how to slash child poverty. It just needs to do it.

By: - November 21, 2022

If you could prevent millions of children from falling back into poverty, would you? Most of us, I imagine, would answer “yes” without hesitation. But not Congress. For nearly a year, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have dithered as the policy directly responsible for a dramatic decline in poverty last year lapsed. It’s time for Congress […]

COMMENTARY

Free, simple tax filing puts interest of Americans above corporate profits 

By: - August 23, 2022

Paying taxes is our civic duty. The government’s duty is to make it as easy and inexpensive as possible for us to pay our taxes. But for too long, Congress has failed to uphold this responsibility, favoring instead corporations that profit from our need to file tax returns. A bill recently introduced in Congress would […]