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March 16, 2018

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

On the federal budget and taxes, Tazra Mitchell explained that...
Most SNAP Participants and Households Work
March 16, 2018

As the nation celebrates Women’s History Month, our new paper highlights an important source of financial security for women workers and their families:...

Nearly Equal Numbers of Men and Women Now Collect SSDI
March 16, 2018

Two recent reports provide another reason why Congress should reject President Trump’s proposals to sharply raise rents on people with federal rental assistance and let housing agencies and private owners...

March 15, 2018

As policymakers write the next Farm Bill, which authorizes SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), some have expressed interest in increasing work among participants. But as our new paper...

Most SNAP Participants and Households Work
March 15, 2018

The House Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee this morning discussed the supposed merits of implementing and expanding work requirements in basic assistance programs, with some lawmakers claiming they would help jobless workers land a job and achieve financial independence. But taking away...

President's 2019 Budget Freezes State Job Training Grants
March 14, 2018

Senate Democrats’ new Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for America’s Workers would invest roughly $1 trillion in public transit, roads, schools, water treatment plants, housing, and other critical infrastructure to create better-paid jobs, boost broadly shared economic growth...

Man Building House
March 14, 2018

Each year, IRS-certified volunteers and trained reviewers provide free tax preparation services to millions of low- and moderate-income Americans through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program — a widely available service that saves millions of people from paying to file their taxes. Today is VITA Awareness Day, designed to call attention to this valuable free tax assistance and...

Form 1040
March 9, 2018

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, health, food assistance, housing, and the economy.

On the federal budget, David Reich explained why restricting the use of certain savings known as "CHIMPs" (for...
Trump Proposal to Expand Short-Term Plans Will Shrink ACA Individual Market Enrollment
March 8, 2018

Under President Trump’s proposal to raise rents by up to $1,800 a year on the poorest households receiving federal rental assistance — virtually all of which have annual incomes of less than $7,000 — roughly 1.7 million people (including nearly 1 million children) would face eviction, hardship, and...

87 Percent of People Affected by Trump Minimum Rent Proposal Are in Families with Children
March 8, 2018

Alabama, which has refused to expand Medicaid for low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is now proposing to make work a condition of Medicaid eligibility for very low-income parents, stating that it...

Physician giving shot to child