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We are releasing ICYMI a day early this week, as the Center will be closed Friday to recognize the Juneteenth holiday. This week we focused on health, food assistance, state budgets and taxes, family income...

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Maine Joins Growing List of States Repealing TANF Full-Family Sanctions

June 17, 2021: We have updated this post.

Maine policymakers have joined several other states in repealing full-family sanctions in the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Full-family sanctions take away assistance to...

HealthCare.gov Enrollment Climbs With Biden Administration Actions

Since the start of special enrollment February 15, more than 1.2 million people have enrolled in insurance at HealthCare.gov and another 330,000 have been assessed or determined eligible for Medicaid through the federal enrollment gateway...

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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, housing, food assistance, the economy, and poverty and inequality.

Biden Budget Calls for Parity for Territories in Critical Safety Net Programs

President Biden’s 2022 budget would take a crucial step toward giving residents of U.S. territories equal access to the nation’s safety net. Without offering specific funding recommendations, the budget calls for “eliminating Medicaid funding caps...

Recovery Legislation Offers Chance to Improve Failing Re-Entry System

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and his American Families Plan present a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce barriers for incarcerated people to successfully re-enter their communities by providing necessary access to nutritious foods, health care, and...

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This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, the economy, state budgets and taxes, federal taxes, Social Security, food assistance, and housing.

  • On poverty and inequality, Danilo Trisi, Sarah Lueck, Javier Balmaceda...

May Job Growth Strong But Unemployment Insurance Reform Still Needed

Today’s job numbers are a welcome indication that the economy is moving in the right direction, but the labor market is far from fully recovered. And, after a pandemic whose economic fallout has affected key...

After Years of Underinvestment, It’s Time to Rebuild the Social Security Administration

President Biden’s 2022 budget includes a long-overdue boost in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) operating budget to improve customer service, but the 10 percent increase is still less than the agency says it needs to...

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This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, federal taxes, housing, and poverty and inequality.

  • On the federal budget, we released a statement from CBPP President Sharon Parrott on how President Biden’s...