This week at CBPP, we focused on federal taxes, health, housing, family income support, and poverty and inequality.
On federal taxes, Chuck Marr explained why the proposed increase in the Child Tax Credit included in the Republican tax framework would keep millions of low-income working families from benefiting. Marr, Emily Horton, and Brendan Duke detailed how Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Ro Khanna’s proposal to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit would raise the incomes of 47 million working households. We described why repatriating multinational corporations’ foreign profits likely wouldn’t boost private investment.
On health, Sarah Lueck described how President Trump’s new executive order could destabilize health insurance markets and undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions. We updated our Sabotage Watch tracker with an entry on the new executive order.
On housing, Lissette Flores explained why Congress should expand and strengthen the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self-Sufficiency program to help more low-income families build a path out of poverty.
On family income support, we updated our paper and policy brief showing that Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) benefits are too low to help families meet basic needs and are continuing to lose value.
On poverty and inequality, we updated our guide to statistics on historical trends in income inequality.